Molecular and Human Genetics News
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.
C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone disease Oct 22, 2015 Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor team successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nucleus Oct 21, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
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.