Method of birth does not affect microbiome composition Jan 23, 2017 A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age.
Maternal diet in mice alters energy, behavior in male offspring Jan 19, 2017 Researchers have found that the adult offspring of mouse dams that consumed a low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation had an increase in body fat, lower energy expenditure and increase in anxiety-like behavior.
Core lab adds to services for researchers at Baylor, beyond Jan 12, 2017 The BioEngineering Core joins more than two dozen Advanced Technology Core Laboratories support research of faculty at Baylor and the Texas Medical Center on a fee-for-service basis.
Fighting sickle cell disease using a type 2 diabetes medication Jan 10, 2017 Researchers have discovered promising new treatments for sickle cell disease, the first new drug treatment in 30 years and the first ever for beta thalassemia.
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseases Jan 5, 2017 Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017 Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Breast cancer researchers receive $900,000 to support study of treatment resistance, drug efficacy Dec 28, 2016 Dr. Meghashyam Kavuri and Dr. Xi Chen have been awarded grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support their breast cancer research.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks form Dec 27, 2016 A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditions Dec 22, 2016 An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder Dec 22, 2016 Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.