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$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.
Gene deletion affects early language, brain white matterJun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers identify the genetic change responsible for expressive language delay and brain changes in children, predominantly from Southeast Asia.
Little less protein may be answer in neurodegenerative disordersMay 29, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are among those to identify a molecular pathway that may help reduce symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s, in the future.