A new, multidisciplinary approach to classify cell types in the brain Dec 21, 2015 New test leads team to vital clues for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological function Nov 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 children Nov 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.
Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targets Nov 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, function Nov 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 disease Oct 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.
Baylor team successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nucleus Oct 21, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
Genomic structural variation catalogue key to unlocking diseases Oct 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 implications Sep 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.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure models Sep 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.