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Scientists map human loop-ome, revealing new form of genetic regulationDec 11, 2014
Researchers uncover “folding code” that turns genes and chromosomes on and off.
Dr. Trey Westbrook named TAMEST 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award winner in medicine Dec 9, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Thomas “Trey” Westbrook tapped for prestigious honor given annually to one scientist across the state of Texas for outstanding innovation in medicine.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsyDec 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
New center at Baylor College of Medicine to boost metabolomics researchDec 5, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine and Agilent Technologies Inc. have teamed up to create a new center to advance research and training in metabolomics.
Dr. Peter Hotez named U.S. Science EnvoyDec 4, 2014
Dr. Peter Hotez, professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named by the U.S. Department of State as one of four eminent scientists who will serve as a U.S. Science Envoy beginning in January 2015
'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 3, 2014
A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.
Taking the 'mute' off silenced gene may be answer to Angelman syndromeDec 1, 2014
Research led by Baylor College of Medicine answers the question “Can we turn on the activity of the paternal gene?”
Occupational therapist receives highest honor in the professionDec 1, 2014
The American Occupational Therapy Association select Baylor Professor and Occupational Therapist Susan L. Garber to receive the Eleanor Clark Slagle Lectureship Award.
International collaboration completes genome sequence of centipede Nov 26, 2014
An international collaboration of scientists including Baylor College of Medicine has completed the first genome sequence of a myriapod, Strigamia maritima.