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Molecular and Human Genetics News

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.
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.
Genome of S├ęzary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
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.
C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOct 22, 2015
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine.
Team at Baylor College of Medicine successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nuOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
Deep brain stimulation overcomes cognitive deficits in Rett miceOct 14, 2015
Baylor researchers find deep brain stimulation – usually used to treat movement disorders – overcomes the learning and memory deficits in mice whose symptoms mimic those of Rett syndrome.
Pegylated enzyme helps in mice with urea cycle disorderOct 2, 2015
A specially engineered, long-lasting form of the enzyme arginase, which converts arginine to ornithine, reduces levels of arginine in the blood after both single and repeated doses in mice with arginase deficiency.
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.
Patients with prolonged, undiagnosed medical conditions can sign up online for new national program seeking answersSep 16, 2015
Online applications are now being accepted for a National Institutes of Health program that will seek to solve mysterious medical conditions with a genetic basis.