Molecular and Human Genetics News

Scientists turn unexpected results into research toolAug 10, 2018
Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was stimulating it.
Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker receives Outstanding Investigator AwardAug 6, 2018
Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker has been awarded an Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
New gene therapy treatment for osteoarthritisJul 31, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a potential strategy for treating osteoarthritis from both a symptomatic and disease-modifying perspective by using gene therapy to inhibit the interleukin-1 pathway.
Analytical tool predicts disease causing genesJul 19, 2018
Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins is now possible thanks to a new analytical tool to effectively and efficiently predict such candidate genes.
Mutations in gene TRAF7 associated with multisystem disorderJun 28, 2018
A team of researchers find that mutations in TRAF7 are likely associated with a multisystem disorder.
Sugar delays neurodegeneration caused by enzyme deficiencyJun 20, 2018
A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB).
Scientists develop new approach to understand Huntington’sJun 20, 2018
A team of scientists developed a new approach that provides a better understanding of Huntington’s disease and suggested new directions for developing therapeutic interventions.
New evidence sheds light on how Parkinson’s developsJun 14, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have identified unexpected new key players in the development of an early onset form of Parkinson’s disease called Parkinsonism.
Novel structure found in ‘antennae’ of light-sensing neuronsJun 13, 2018
Scientists discovered that the antennae-like structures on light-sensing neurons have a unique feature not observed in the ‘antennae’ or cilia of other types of cells.
Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer’sJun 5, 2018
New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.