Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Subtype of immune B cells can delay diabetes onset in miceDec 6, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School report today in the JCI Insight that a subset of immune B cells can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes in a mouse model of the condition.
Without Dna2, genes can jump into DNA breaksDec 5, 2018
A study reveals that when Dna2 is absent, small DNA fragments jump from all over the genome into chromosome breaks. This novel mechanism may explain similar events commonly seen in cancer or during antibody diversification.
Understanding formation of neurons in adult brainsDec 5, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain.
FDA recognizes database of clinically relevant genetic variantsDec 5, 2018
The database created by the Clinical Genome Resource program (ClinGen) has been recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Rotavirus outsources cellular protein to assemble virus factoriesDec 4, 2018
A team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine found the formation of rotavirus factories depends on a cellular protein called CK1α.
New biomedical research projects address space health risksDec 4, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine has selected 15 new scientists who will focus on biomedical research projects.
Microbial-based treatment reverses social deficits in mouse models of autismDec 3, 2018
An unconventional approach has successfully reversed deficits in social behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in genetic, environmental and idiopathic mouse models of the condition.
Mother’s milk influences neonatal rotavirus infectionNov 27, 2018
Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers from several institutions reveals that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection.
Dr. Nancy Moreno named an AAAS 2018 fellow Nov 27, 2018
Dr. Nancy P. Moreno of Baylor College of Medicine has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 
DPYSL3 an outlier gene in triple-negative breast cancerNov 26, 2018
Researchers have developed an entirely new therapeutic hypothesis on how to treat an aggressive form of triple-negative breast cancer.