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Baylor scientists identify a novel precursor to neurodegenerationJan 15, 2015
Researchers connect the presence of lipid droplet accumulation in the glia of specific mutants as a harbinger of neurodegeneration.
Better outcomes for treating deadly heart-related illnessJan 15, 2015
Baylor researchers contribute to a study that finds novel drugs provide better outcomes for non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.
Study shows vaccination decreases rotavirus ratesJan 12, 2015
Study by Baylor and Texas Children’s researchers shows that a vaccine for rotavirus in infants reduces the rates of infection.
A “null” gene and one that is just a little inactive are the recipe for scoliosisJan 8, 2015
Research led by Baylor finds "null" gene and one that is just a little inactive results in a child born with a curved spine – congenital scoliosis.
Scientists map human loop-ome, revealing new form of genetic regulationDec 11, 2014
Researchers uncover “folding code” that turns genes and chromosomes on and off.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsyDec 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
New center at Baylor College of Medicine to boost metabolomics researchDec 5, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine and Agilent Technologies Inc. have teamed up to create a new center to advance research and training in metabolomics.
'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 3, 2014
A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.
Taking the 'mute' off silenced gene may be answer to Angelman syndromeDec 1, 2014
Research led by Baylor College of Medicine answers the question “Can we turn on the activity of the paternal gene?”