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Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
$6.25M NIH award to lead brittle bone disease clinical research consortiumOct 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Type 1 diabetes screening for those at riskOct 1, 2014
Free screenings are now underway for those who may be at risk for diabetes.
Viral tracing reveals molecule responsible for adult-born neuron signalingSep 26, 2014
Baylor study is the first time that local neuropeptide signaling has been shown to be important in the integration of adult-born neurons in a pre-existing neuronal circuit.
Researchers harness power of fly genetics, genomics to speed identification of human neurological disease genesSep 26, 2014
Fly genetics and genomics help with rapid identification of human disease-causing mutations, including rare single gene or Mendelian disorders.
Finding new path to treating rheumatoid arthritisSep 24, 2014
Baylor-led consortium's findings could point to new therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
Grant funds anxiety intervention in older adultsSep 23, 2014
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $2.1 million for a research project focusing on identifying and providing interventions for anxiety in older adults.
Baylor College of Medicine recruiting for long-term study of diabetes drug effectivenessSep 22, 2014
Volunteers needed for groundbreaking study to establish benefits, risks of taking certain medications with metformin, used for treating type 2 diabetes.
Lack of skeletal muscle transcription factor MondoA turns mice into mini-Usain BoltsSep 18, 2014
When mice lack MondoA, a transcription factor that mediates response to glucose, they become the “Usain Bolts” of the mouse world, sprinting faster than their normal counterparts.