Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News

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.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 13, 2016
The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.
Evening With Genetics heads to McAllen, focuses on developmental disabilitiesJun 2, 2016
Answers to questions about the cause of children’s disabilities, new testing, specific treatment and resources will be the focus of a public seminar in both English and Spanish.
Advice to Baylor’s Class of 2016: Be mindful, keep involved in community serviceJun 1, 2016
The 2016 Baylor College of Medicine graduating class were cheered by hundreds of family members and friends gathered in Jones Hall in downtown Houston.
Submit abstracts for 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer ConferenceJun 1, 2016
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference hosted by the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers awarded CPRIT grants to support the fight against cancerMay 25, 2016
Three researchers from the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor have been awarded academic research program grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cellsMay 16, 2016
Researchers identified a molecular marker of NKT cells that could lead to effective cancer immunotherapy.
Breast cancer tumor-initiating cells use mTOR signaling to recruit suppressor cells to promote tumor growthMay 16, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers report a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor for growth.
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazardMay 2, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.
International research collaborative discovers genes linked to twinning and reproductive fitnessApr 28, 2016
An international collaborative team of researchers reports finding two genes that are associated with increased odds for women bearing fraternal twins.
Avon Foundation grant to improve screening, treatment for economically disadvantaged patientsApr 26, 2016
Baylor received a $100,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to increase access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment for women in Houston.
Successful treatment for hepatitis C reduces risk of liver cancer later in veteransApr 22, 2016
A new study found that treatment and cure of chronic hepatitis C reduce the risk of the most common for of liver cancer.
Dr. Ming Zhou a featured speaker in Solute Carrier Proteins symposium at the New York Academy of SciencesApr 22, 2016
Dr. Ming Zhou will be a featured speaker at the Solute Carrier Proteins: Unlocking the Gene-Family for Effective Therapies symposium.
New class of small molecule drug, SI-2, has potential for improving cancer treatmentApr 15, 2016
Baylor researchers find that SI-2 can inhibit tumor growth in mouse models and could be used to develop drugs against key drivers of many cancers.