Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News

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.
Baylor College of Medicine among world’s most innovative universitiesSep 17, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has landed a spot on Reuters Top 100 list of most innovative universities in the world.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 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.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancerSep 15, 2015
Baylor one of five groups to receive a National Cancer Institute grant to address key challenges in developing new therapies for children with cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant to study experimental immunotherapy in HPV-related throat cancerSep 14, 2015
Baylor researchers receive $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance clinical studies of an experimental immunotherapy for HPV related throat cancer.
Solving a genetic mystery: bridging diagnostic discovery through social mediaSep 10, 2015
“Help us find others like Tess.” Bo Bigelow’s plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.
Baylor genome sequencing experts tapped for national effort incorporating genome information, electronic medical records Sep 4, 2015
The Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received an $8.39 million grant to help support a large research effort that seeks to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.
Vocal health tips for teachersAug 26, 2015
According to our experts, back-to-school isn’t just for the students, teachers need to prepare, as well, by performing vocal warm-ups to keep their voice healthy during the school year.
Neonatal hypoglycemia may affect school-age academic outcomesAug 24, 2015
According to our researchers, newborns with transient low blood sugar may have lower literacy and math achievement test scores in fourth grade.
Halting mutation with molecular scissors and forkAug 14, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered ways in which cells limit mutagenic repair.
Computer guided science tool advances one step furtherAug 13, 2015
The Knowledge Integration Toolkit or KnIT – which previously predicted unknown protein-protein interactions – is now fully automated without need for human involvement in its function.
Super-stimulation makes SRCs cancer cell killersAug 10, 2015
Too much of a bad thing could have a positive effect – especially when there is too much of a master cell regulator and a small molecule that can make it a cancer fighter, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers.
Global Health Hackathon: Where clinical problems meet innovative solutionsAug 6, 2015
What could happen when you put healthcare professionals, engineers and businesspeople in one room and give them 24 hours to solve some of the most challenging clinical problems from across the world?
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.