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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.
Genetic disorders of the immune system focus of monthly genetic seriesMay 1, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine experts will lead a free and open-to-the-public seminar on genetic disorders of the immune system on May 5 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  
IL-33 promotes colorectal cancer tumor-growing environment Apr 27, 2015
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have unlocked new clues about how the colorectal cancer tumor microenvironment is formed and regulated.
Looking for a shift could provide molecular diagnosis in rare diseaseApr 16, 2015
“Frame shift” – the insertion of genetic material that interrupts the recipe for a particular protein – could explain many cases of Robinow syndrome.
MiMIC proves versatile in fruit fliesApr 2, 2015
Minos-mediated integration cassette provided the basis for building a large protein collection that allows researchers to assess expression of genes and proteins under the microscope in unfixed tissues.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Incorporate genetic evaluation in familial colorectal cancer screening Mar 18, 2015
Have a family history of colorectal cancer? Incorporate a genetics evaluation into a more proactive screening approach.
Many paths to degeneration for neuronsMar 12, 2015
Adult neurons are touchy things. Too much protein can throw them off course, resulting in neurodegeneration.