Molecular and Human Genetics News
Mitochondrial metabolite linked to regulation of neurotransmission Dec 26, 2017 A team of researchers has discovered a novel level of regulation of the communication between neurons and other cells.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated gene Dec 21, 2017 Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.
Baylor researchers recognized with prestigious AAAS honor Nov 20, 2017 Dr. Philip J. Hastings and Dr. Jeffrey L. Noebels have been named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’s Nov 13, 2017 An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Evenings with Genetics features panel of scientists and leaders to discuss research funding Nov 8, 2017 On Nov. 15, Evenings with Genetics, a speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, will host “Partners in Progress: Families and Scientists Catalyze Research for Rare Diseases."
Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weight Nov 6, 2017 Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
Study reveals benefit of exome sequencing for infants in ICU Oct 6, 2017 A team of physicians and researchers designed a study to determine the efficacy of exome sequencing infants in intensive care units.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repair Oct 4, 2017 A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.
Breakdown of brain cells’ collaboration linked to Alzheimer’s Sep 28, 2017 Researchers have discovered that a critical partnership between brain cells fails, neurodegeneration follows, opening a path to a better understanding of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Test reveals possible treatments for disorders involving MeCP2 Aug 23, 2017 A team of researchers has developed a strategy that allows them to identify potential treatments that would restore altered levels of MeCP2.