Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatments Jan 28, 2016 Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Researchers find improved outcomes in premature infants who are fed an exclusive human milk based diet Jan 22, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers find premature infants weighing less than 1,250 grams at birth showed improved overall outcomes after the implementation of the human milk-based diet.
Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human disease Jan 21, 2016 An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
Volunteers needed for LAM study Dec 22, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting volunteers for a new study to determine the efficacy of the drug saracatinib in treating women with lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM.
Neuroblastoma research at Baylor receives funding through support of Today show viewers Dec 18, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist Dr. Andras Heczey has received a grant from the American Cancer Society funded by viewers of the Today Show through its Shine a Light campaign.
Volunteers needed for study on depression and gut function Dec 11, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting volunteers for a study to understand how depression and gut function may be related in youth.
Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological function Nov 25, 2015 Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in children Nov 19, 2015 Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targets Nov 10, 2015 A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Estrogen receptor β helps endometrial tissue escape the immune system and cause disease Nov 5, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine researchers find endometriosis thrives because of altered cellular signaling that is mediated by estrogen.