Research News

Unexplained developmental disorder linked to gene involved in essential cellular processesAug 18, 2016
Researchers have linked a neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause to a gene involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein.
Volunteers needed for study on parenting practices and vegetable consumption in preschoolers Aug 17, 2016
The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a one-week study to test parenting practices that may help preschool children like and eat vegetables.
NIH grant to fund development of better vaccine adjuvants for diseases including pancreatic cancer, Chagas diseaseAug 11, 2016
Dr. Qizhi Cathy Yao has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to fund a collaborative project with Molecular Express, Inc.
Research reveals patients can have more than one breast cancer and points at strategies to treat themAug 9, 2016
Researchers identify that a majority of ER-positive breast cancers are actually a family of related tumors which could lead to new treatment plans.
Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behaviorAug 5, 2016
Researchers found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice.
Rett and MECP2 duplication syndrome mice have identical malfunction in neural circuits that can be corrected by DBSAug 4, 2016
Deep brain stimulation reversed circuit malfunctions in mouse models of both Rett syndrome and MECP2 duplication syndrome.
Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac deathAug 1, 2016
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.
Center for Genome Architecture explores 3-D structure of DNAAug 1, 2016
Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden and his colleagues introduce Juicer, an open-source tool used in three-dimensional (3-D) genome sequencing (Hi-C) processes.
Visual pigment rhodopsin forms two-molecule complexes in vivoJul 25, 2016
Researchers have determined the most likely configuration of rhodopsin in a living organism, a discovery which may help develop future therapies a degenerative eye disease.
Baylor Genetics rebrand makes debut with simplified name, targeted messageJul 22, 2016
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, a joint venture of Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings, Inc., has rebranded as Baylor Genetics.