Research News

Newly discovered beetle genome helps to explain woodland destruction Nov 11, 2016
New study explains how the Asian longhorned beetle allows it to thrive on tree bark and other wooded plant material.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016
New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Scientists uncover mechanism that controls feeding behavior in miceNov 9, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the electrical activity of a few thousand brain cells.
Stiletto Strut raises $60,000 to support breast cancer researchOct 31, 2016
The 2016 Stiletto Strut event, sponsored by Neiman Marcus, raised more than $60,000 to support breast cancer research being conducted at Baylor College of Medicine’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.
Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Huntington’s diseaseOct 26, 2016
On Nov. 3, Kristen Powers and Katie Plunkett will give a personal and informative presentation about Huntington’s disease and growing up in an at-risk family.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesOct 24, 2016
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.