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Alliance to discover transformational therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseaseFeb 9, 2016
Dr. Huda Zoghbi will lead a team with UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, to find therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseases. 
Zoghbi to receive the prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko MedalFeb 1, 2016
 The National Academy of Science announced Dr. Huda Zoghbi will be the recipient of this year’s prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal.
Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human diseaseJan 21, 2016
An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
Zoghbi to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical ScienceDec 11, 2015
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named to receive the 2015 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.
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.