News and Events
- Feb. 29 - Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is celebrated world-wide on the last day of February. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.
- Evenings with Genetics
Evenings with Genetics is a seminar series about genetics and your family’s health. This series offers the most current information on care and research for many genetic conditions and is open to the public.
- Alliance to discover transformational therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseaseFeb 9, 2016
- Dr. Huda Zoghbi will lead a team with UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, to find therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseases.
- Blood sucking fated in bed bug’s genomeFeb 2, 2016
- International consortium sequence the genome of the common bed bug, findings could lead to pesticide resistance.
- Zoghbi to receive the prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko MedalFeb 1, 2016
- The National Academy of Science announced Dr. Huda Zoghbi will be the recipient of this year’s prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal.
- Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human diseaseJan 21, 2016
- An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
- Exome sequencing helps identify cataract gene in members of religious sectJan 14, 2016
- Link between a type of cataract and sudden cardiac death may have been found thanks to exome sequencing.
- A new, multidisciplinary approach to classify cell types in the brainDec 21, 2015
- New test leads team to vital clues for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
- Zoghbi to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical ScienceDec 11, 2015
- Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named to receive the 2015 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.
- Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functionNov 25, 2015
- Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.
- Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
- Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
- Epigenetic conservation makes mouse a valid model for brain studiesNov 16, 2015
- The brains of mice and humans are nearly 90 percent similar, opening the door to studying mice as models for human neurologic disease, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
- Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
- A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
- Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 4, 2015
- International study led by Baylor evaluates the genetics behind brain disorders and malformations to offer insight into what is important in the development and function of the human brain.
- C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOct 22, 2015
- Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine.
- Team at Baylor College of Medicine successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nuOct 21, 2015
- Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
- Deep brain stimulation overcomes cognitive deficits in Rett miceOct 14, 2015
- Baylor researchers find deep brain stimulation – usually used to treat movement disorders – overcomes the learning and memory deficits in mice whose symptoms mimic those of Rett syndrome.
- Pegylated enzyme helps in mice with urea cycle disorderOct 2, 2015
- A specially engineered, long-lasting form of the enzyme arginase, which converts arginine to ornithine, reduces levels of arginine in the blood after both single and repeated doses in mice with arginase deficiency.
- Genomic structural variation catalogue key to unlocking diseasesOct 1, 2015
- Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center researchers part an of international consortium to finish the final phase of the 1000 Genomes Project.
- Gut development during infancy can have lifelong implicationsSep 30, 2015
- While many recent studies demonstrate that the gut microbiome has a significant and long-term impact on gastrointestinal health, new work by Baylor researchers provides a clue about how this works.
- Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015
- Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $822,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen for four new projects in breast cancer research.
- Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
- A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.