Research News

Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Huntington’s diseaseToday
On Nov. 3, Kristen Powers and Katie Plunkett will give a personal and informative presentation about Huntington’s disease and growing up in an at-risk family.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentYesterday
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerYesterday
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesOct 24, 2016
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Statewide research program in Texas expected to advance understanding of causes of childhood cancerOct 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center will lead a statewide effort to understand the causes of childhood cancer.
Frontline strategies to reduce misdiagnosis in hospitalized patients Oct 17, 2016
Researchers proposed a pragmatic framework of strategies to reduce errors of diagnosis in hospitalized patients in a paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine ethics researcher awarded NIH grant for study of citizen scienceOct 13, 2016
Christi Guerrini has been awarded the Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to support her study of citizen science.
Baylor College of Medicine researcher and collaborators awarded grant through NIH BRAIN InitiativeOct 13, 2016
Dr. Wayne Goodman and his collaborators were awarded a grant to support research toward developing a new generation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology.