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Other errors in genome accompany copy number variationSep 24, 2013
Baylor researchers find process where DNA in a cell is copied during cell division may be error-prone, generating other, smaller mistakes in the genome.
Pif1 key element in repairing broken DNASep 23, 2013
In a report that appeared in the journal Nature, a consortium of researchers including those at Baylor College of Medicine describe an enzyme called Pif1 that promotes the extensive DNA synthesis that occurs through a specific mechanism called D-loop migra
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum'Sep 13, 2013
Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
New gene associated with mitochondrial disease adds to diagnostic capabilityAug 29, 2013
Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial disease.
Huffington Foundation gives $5 million to Neurodegeneration ConsortiumAug 14, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine part of consortium gifted $5 million from the Huffington Foundation to study and treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
$1 million gift to fund Ehlers Danlos syndrome research at BCMAug 14, 2013
With a new $1 million gift, Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Dr. Brendan Lee hopes to broaden understanding of the mechanisms of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, an incurable, inherited connective tissue disorder.
BCM to serve as data center for NIH Extracellular RNA Communication InitiativeAug 13, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine will serve as the official data coordination center for a new National Institutes of Health initiative project on extracellular RNA communication and its role in human disease.
Baylor receives $960,000 plus in Komen breast cancer grantsAug 1, 2013
Four Baylor College of Medicine researchers received new grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance breast cancer research.
Statins improve symptoms in Rett mouse modelJul 26, 2013
BCM researchers find using a cholesterol-lowering statin drug lengthened the lifespan and improved some symptoms of Rett Syndrome in mice.
Two Baylor physician scientists receive Doris Duke Foundation awards Jul 19, 2013
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received prestigious career developmental awards to support their transition to becoming independent clinical researchers.
Genomic analysis may help fine-tune individual flu vaccine responseJul 17, 2013
A consortium of researchers led by those at BCM identified 20 genes that contribute to differences in the way individuals respond to the influenza vaccine. Capitalizing on this knowledge could enable researchers to boost the protective potential of the "fl
Zoghbi to receive Dickson prize in Medicine from University of PittsburghJul 9, 2013
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will receive the award on Oct. 3.
Preventing protein aggregation in Huntington’s disease requires special TRiCJul 9, 2013
BCM research could lead to a drug that prevents aggregation.
Pooled genome-wide associated studies could simplify treating drug-resistant bacteriaJul 2, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers describe a technique of pooling drug-resistant bacteria with similar antibiotic resistance and sequencing the DNA of those pools.
Genome vs. exome: Which works best?Jun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers discovered that they could identify the genetic variation behind the genetic disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease by sequencing the exome.
Gene deletion affects early language, brain white matterJun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers identify the genetic change responsible for expressive language delay and brain changes in children, predominantly from Southeast Asia.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Whole genome sequence gives shape to picture of human traitsJun 17, 2013
A report on whole genome sequencing published by a consortium of researchers, including those from Baylor College of Medicine, says that the architecture of the genome can define traits that affect our health, including cholesterol levels.
Little less protein may be answer in neurodegenerative disordersMay 29, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are among those to identify a molecular pathway that may help reduce symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s, in the future.
Genes define the interaction of social amoeba and bacteriaMay 9, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers identify the genetic controls on how amoeba differentiate bacteria.