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$6.25M NIH award to lead brittle bone disease clinical research consortiumOct 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Researchers harness power of fly genetics, genomics to speed identification of human neurological disease genesSep 26, 2014
Fly genetics and genomics help with rapid identification of human disease-causing mutations, including rare single gene or Mendelian disorders.
Mathematical analysis reveals mosaicism, parent of origin as drivers of genetic disease recurrence riskSep 18, 2014
Baylor researchers develop a new mathematical framework that sheds additional light on mosaicism.
Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center research helps determine molecular causes of Langerhans cell histiocytosisSep 12, 2014
Study helps fill in some of the bigger picture of the molecular pathology that leads to LCH, points to some potential therapeutic approaches.
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangementsSep 10, 2014
Gibbon genome sequence helps deepen understanding of human biology in a more detailed way.
Notch1 and osteoblasts play role in bone cancer initiationSep 8, 2014
Baylor study finds high levels of Notch1, a gene that helps determine cell fate, can drive cells that normally lead to bone formation to become cancerous.
Reverse genetics system could ease norovirus researchSep 8, 2014
Finding may allow scientists to manipulate viral genome.
Baylor College of Medicine receives additional $9.7 million in state cancer grantsAug 21, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine received $9.7 million in the newest wave of grants announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Computation and collaboration lead to significant advance in malariaAug 14, 2014
Researchers develop new computational method to study function of disease-causing genes, starting with a gene associated with malaria.
Next generation sequencing shakes up genotype – phenotype correlation, disease discoveries Aug 14, 2014
Next generation sequencing driving new discoveries, understanding of genetic changes and disease causation says Baylor clinical geneticists.
Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtypeAug 7, 2014
Researchers find genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner receives prestigious lifetime achievement honor from Human Gene Therapy journal Aug 5, 2014
Renowned cell and gene therapy clinician-scientist Dr. Malcolm Brenner has received the prestigious Pioneer Award from the journal Human Gene Therapy.
Protein that plays role in muscle formation identifiedJul 31, 2014
Researchers have identified protein, Rbfox2, as key factor that regulates alternative splicing of two genes critical to fusion process.
Mosaicism: study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutationsJul 31, 2014
Baylor-led study sheds new light on the frequency of mosaicism in genomic disorders and its influence on recurrence risk.
Marmoset sequence sheds light on primate biology, evolutionJul 20, 2014
Sequencing genome the common marmoset – the first sequence of a New World Monkey – sheds new light on primate biology and evolution.
Baylor announces 2014 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research AwardsJul 2, 2014
The award, named in honor of the college’s first president and pioneering heart surgeon, was presented to the six recipients July 2.
Baylor, Texas Children’s join national collaboration to solve most difficult, rare medical casesJul 1, 2014
New national network of clinicians and scientists are joining forces to address prolonged undiagnosed medical conditions.
Dr. Richard Gibbs awarded prestigious Companion of the Order of Australia Jun 9, 2014
Renowned genomics researcher Dr. Richard Gibbs awarded prestigious honor of the Companion of the Order of Australia – an accolade issued by the Australian government that recognizes eminent achievement, merit of the highest degree in service to Australia.
Study identifies new genetic cause of male reproductive birth defectsJun 1, 2014
Baylor team finds certain male reproductive birth defects resulted from a change in the number of copies of a gene, VAMP7.