Molecular and Human Genetics News
Deep brain stimulation overcomes cognitive deficits in Rett mice Oct 14, 2015 Baylor researchers find deep brain stimulation – usually used to treat movement disorders – overcomes the learning and memory deficits in mice whose symptoms mimic those of Rett syndrome.
Pegylated enzyme helps in mice with urea cycle disorder Oct 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 Comprehensive 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 answers Sep 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 media Sep 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 research Jul 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 cures Jul 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 infections Jun 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 model Jun 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.