Scientists generate functional, transplantable B cells

Functional B-1 cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells secrete natural antibodies and are capable of long-term engraftment after transplantation in mice, according to a study published by Cell Press on Feb. 7 in Stem Cell Reports. If translated to humans, the findings suggest that B-1 cells generated from pluripotent stem cells could one day […]


Wenliang Li Scientists discover molecular mechanisms contributing to prostate cancer progression

A discovery by cancer biologists at McGovern Medical School helps explain how prostate cancer eventually develops resistance to a leading treatment and becomes lethal.


Dr. Ashish Kapoor, Ph.D. Rising STAR researching role of cis-regulatory variation in disease risk

The Center for Human Genetics at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new researcher this year through the UT Rising STARs program who aims to better understand genetic mechanisms behind cardiovascular disease through an innovative research program.


Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D. Harry E. Bovay, Jr. annual lecture set for Nov. 2

Bruce M. Spiegelman, Ph.D., the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will present the 2018-2019 Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Annual Lecture on “Regulation of Thermogenic Adipose Cells: Biology and therapeutics.”


Ali Azhdarinia, Ph.D. Azhdarinia gets CPRIT grant for cancer research

An assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School is among several researchers benefiting from Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grants totaling $7.4 million for investigators with The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth).


DNA Stock (web) 10th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium to be held Friday

Students, faculty, and members of the public interested in learning about the transformative changes in healthcare delivery for stroke and cerebrovascular disease are invited to attend Friday’s 10th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium, sponsored by the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at McGovern Medical School.


Dr. Kyoji Tsuchikama Study shows new technology to increase success rates in mouse-based anticancer drug evaluation

Researchers at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) have found a new way to reduce failure rates in pre-clinical studies of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) using mouse models.


BRC2018Article Attendees showcase research at Bilingual Research Conference

Over 100 attendees from across North America gathered at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School to advance studies in bilingualism among children as part of the second Bilingual Research Conference in May, hosted by the Children’s Learning Institute.


UTHealth to hold 3rd Annual Symposium on Aging Research

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Symposium on Aging Research, presented by the UTHealth Consortium on Aging.


McGovern Medical School professors showcase research at Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Professors from several departments at McGovern Medical School shared research presentations with thousands of scientists in biophysics at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (BPS) earlier this year.