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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.
Mathematical analysis reveals mosaicism, parent of origin as drivers of genetic disease recurrence riskSep 18, 2014
Baylor researchers develop a new mathematical framework that sheds additional light on mosaicism.
Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center research helps determine molecular causes of Langerhans cell histiocytosisSep 12, 2014
Study helps fill in some of the bigger picture of the molecular pathology that leads to LCH, points to some potential therapeutic approaches.
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangementsSep 10, 2014
Gibbon genome sequence helps deepen understanding of human biology in a more detailed way.
Notch1 and osteoblasts play role in bone cancer initiationSep 8, 2014
Baylor study finds high levels of Notch1, a gene that helps determine cell fate, can drive cells that normally lead to bone formation to become cancerous.