Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News

Baylor College of Medicine announces 14th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsOct 5, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine announces the 13th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
Scientists cut “Gordian knot” in the human genomeJul 18, 2016
Emerging field of 3-D genome surgery sheds light on female development in mammals.
Pitkow honored with CAREER award from the National Science FoundationJul 15, 2016
Dr. Xaq Pitkow, McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine, will have his research career supported over the next five years thanks to an award from the National Science Foundation.
Baylor researchers advance rat model to enhance understanding of Rett syndromeJul 15, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a novel rat model to better understand what causes patients with RTT to lose behavioral, cognitive and physical abilities.
Primate brain development can help explain human developmental disordersJul 13, 2016
Baylor scientists helped associate observed changes in gene expression during development with significant human disease characteristics.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant from Komen Houston for breast health programJul 8, 2016
Susan G. Komen Houston awarded a $132,050 grant to Baylor for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in underserved patient populations.
Grant helps Baylor expert study available treatments to treat infertilityJul 7, 2016
A grant was awarded to Dr. Diana Monsivais to help further her research into ways to improve infertility treatments.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika studyJun 30, 2016
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.
Collisions during DNA replication and transcription contribute to mutagenesisJun 29, 2016
Researchers have determined that Collisions during DNA replication and transcription can significantly contribute to mutagenesis.
Helping breast cancer patients discover body confidence during swimsuit seasonJun 29, 2016
Swimsuit season can be particularly tough for some women undergoing breast cancer treatment, or who have had reconstructive surgery. 
Fifty-four mouse testis-enriched genes are not needed for male fertilityJun 27, 2016
New research into which genes are required for male fertility could lead to a better understanding of the genetic changes that lead to male infertility, and to design strategies to overcome them.
Angola Sickle Cell Initiative teaming with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide children with medication for sickle cell diseaseJun 24, 2016
The Angola Sickle Cell Initiative is teaming up with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide access to medication for children with sickle cell disease in Angola.
Negative feedback loops help maintain function of mutated proteinsJun 22, 2016
A study by Cullen Chair and Professor Olivier Lichtarge and Dr. Christophe Herman pins down a process by which some mutations may foster an organism’s long term adaptation while putting its immediate fitness at less risk. 
Dr. Brendan Lee honored with American Society of Human Genetics Curt Stern AwardJun 22, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee, the Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics and professor and chair of the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the ASHG 2016 Curt Stern Award.
Expert suggests new standards in child health as result of Zika Jun 20, 2016
The full pediatric neurological and psychiatric impact of Zika virus infection will take time to sort out and may not be fully realized for years, Dr. Peter Hotez explains in new JAMA Pediatrics editorial.
Baylor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong join to advance genetic research, trainingJun 15, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong will establish The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Baylor College of Medicine Joint Center for Medical Genetics in Hong Kong.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettesJun 15, 2016
Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
ASCO honors Osborne for work in breast cancer research, mentorshipJun 14, 2016
Dr. C Kent Osborne has been awarded the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture.
Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancerJun 13, 2016
Researchers find that in mouse models, Notch signaling promotes the ability of tumors to spread to other organs.