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Zoghbi to receive Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller UniversitySep 9, 2013
Zoghbi, a professor of neuroscience, pediatrics, molecular and human genetics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, credits BCM’s nurturing and collaborative atmosphere with boosting her succ
New gene associated with mitochondrial disease adds to diagnostic capabilityAug 29, 2013
Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial disease.
$1 million gift to fund Ehlers Danlos syndrome research at BCMAug 14, 2013
With a new $1 million gift, Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Dr. Brendan Lee hopes to broaden understanding of the mechanisms of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, an incurable, inherited connective tissue disorder.
BCM to serve as data center for NIH Extracellular RNA Communication InitiativeAug 13, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine will serve as the official data coordination center for a new National Institutes of Health initiative project on extracellular RNA communication and its role in human disease.
Statins improve symptoms in Rett mouse modelJul 26, 2013
BCM researchers find using a cholesterol-lowering statin drug lengthened the lifespan and improved some symptoms of Rett Syndrome in mice.
Two Baylor physician scientists receive Doris Duke Foundation awards Jul 19, 2013
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received prestigious career developmental awards to support their transition to becoming independent clinical researchers.
Genomic analysis may help fine-tune individual flu vaccine responseJul 17, 2013
A consortium of researchers led by those at BCM identified 20 genes that contribute to differences in the way individuals respond to the influenza vaccine. Capitalizing on this knowledge could enable researchers to boost the protective potential of the "fl
Baylor scientists unravel mystery behind DNA breaks in resting cellsJul 15, 2013
Researchers at BCM study how breaks in DNA occur in resting cells.
Zoghbi to receive Dickson prize in Medicine from University of PittsburghJul 9, 2013
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will receive the award on Oct. 3.
Genome vs. exome: Which works best?Jun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers discovered that they could identify the genetic variation behind the genetic disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease by sequencing the exome.