Molecular and Human Genetics News
Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb Mar 31, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that female mice that voluntarily exercise during pregnancy have offspring that are more physically active as adults.
Evolution meets biochemistry to better understand how dopamine receptors work Mar 16, 2016 Baylor-led team develops new mathematical tool that, together with biochemical analyses, allows them to pinpoint specific structural changes in the dopamine 2 receptor.
Alliance to discover transformational therapies for people with neurodegenerative disease Feb 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 Medal Feb 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 disease Jan 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 Science Dec 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 function Nov 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 studies Nov 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 Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targets Nov 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, function Nov 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.