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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 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.
Solving a genetic mystery: bridging diagnostic discovery through social mediaSep 10, 2015
“Help us find others like Tess.” Bo Bigelow’s plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.
Baylor genome sequencing experts tapped for national effort incorporating genome information, electronic medical records Sep 4, 2015
The Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received an $8.39 million grant to help support a large research effort that seeks to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Baylor College of Medicine, National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation collaborate to find curesJul 8, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has teamed up with the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation to advance research into understanding, treating and curing urea cycle disorders.
Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
Human cells used to create disease model of fully functioning lipid system in mouse modelJun 17, 2015
Researchers have now created a disease model that resembles human mechanisms and acts as a fully functioning human lipid system within a mouse to specifically study hypercholesterolemia.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.