Baylor, Miraca Holdings agree to joint venture on clinical genetic testing

Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings Inc., today agreed on a joint venture in which the College will share ownership and governance of its clinical genetics diagnostic laboratories with the Japan-based international healthcare company that has a focus on clinical diagnostics and laboratory tests. Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories will be built on Baylor’s existing … Continue reading

Control of genesis of new neurons in the adult hippocampus by GABAergic interneurons impaired by dysfunctional amyloid precursor protein

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. Amyloid precursor protein (APP) modulates the many processes through which newborn neurons are generated in the adult brain, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the Journal of Neuroscience. An important component of the proper formation of these neurons are the GABAergic interneurons, which maintain … Continue reading

Blocking a coactivator may be answer to androgen-resistant prostate cancer

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. Treating advanced prostate cancer with drugs that block androgens or male hormones can result in resistance to the drugs, and is one of the most difficult problems in treating the disease. A nuclear receptor coactivator known as steroid receptor coactivator-2 (SRC-2) drives the progression of such cancers, and finding a way … Continue reading