Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News

Bottazzi receives Honduran National Science AwardDec 10, 2015
Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2015 Jose Cecilio del Valle National Science Award from the government of Honduras.
STAT6 may explain mortality associated with some asthma drugDec 9, 2015
A gene, STAT6, may be the key to why some users of long-acting beta agonists die, Baylor researchers find.
What you need to know about the kissing bug and Chagas diseaseNov 30, 2015
Experts at the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine identify important things to know about the kissing bug and about Chagas disease.
Wiring rules untangle brain circuitry Nov 30, 2015
Baylor research team shows basic wiring of the local circuitry of the neocortex can be captured using a few connectivity rules that are recycled across the layers of the neocortex.
Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functionNov 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.
Immunology team receives prestigious Lee Howley Sr. Prize for arthritis researchNov 23, 2015
Baylor immunology team awarded the 2015 Lee Howley Sr. Prize that recognizes team science in action that will lead to a faster cure for arthritis and related diseases.
Grusak and Rosen named AAAS FellowsNov 23, 2015
Drs. Michael A. Grusak and Jeffrey M. Rosen of Baylor College of Medicine have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $15.7 million in state cancer fundingNov 20, 2015
Researchers in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine this week received over $15.7 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Epigenetic conservation makes mouse a valid model for brain studiesNov 16, 2015
The brains of mice and humans are nearly 90 percent similar, opening the door to studying mice as models for human neurologic disease, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 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.
BRAIN Initiative supports Baylor researchersNov 3, 2015
Baylor scientists and their collaborators have been awarded $3.7 million from the BRAIN Initiative to study what happens in the brain as we interact with the world around us.
Dr. Matthew Anderson receives funding to advance ovarian cancer research Oct 22, 2015
The KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Matthew Anderson, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, a $50,000 grant to look at new ways to prevent and detect ovarian cancer earlier.
Baylor College of Medicine establishes 101-member Faculty Senate; Developmental biologist Dr. Mary Dickinson elected chairOct 22, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has established a Faculty Senate with elected representatives across all schools, departments, centers and affiliated hospital sites. The members have elected Dr. Mary Dickinson as chair.
Baylor team successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nucleusOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
DNA coils, uncoils, and writhes to drive cell activityOct 12, 2015
Using a multidisciplinary approach, researchers, led by those at Baylor College of Medicine, revealed in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of biologically active DNA.
Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysemaOct 5, 2015
Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Grants support Baylor researchers’ work on immunotherapy for leukemiaOct 2, 2015
Two Baylor researchers have received Translational Research Grants for projects that use immunotherapy approaches to treat leukemia.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Sep 24, 2015
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture.
Second trimester screening still necessary Sep 24, 2015
Pregnant women are not receiving screening for spina bifida in the second trimester of their pregnancies, and 11.4 percent of infants born with the defect in the neural tube are not identified before birth, according to a study.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015
Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $822,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen for four new projects in breast cancer research.