Research News

Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac deathAug 1, 2016
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.
Center for Genome Architecture explores 3-D structure of DNAAug 1, 2016
Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden and his colleagues introduce Juicer, an open-source tool used in three-dimensional (3-D) genome sequencing (Hi-C) processes.
Visual pigment rhodopsin forms two-molecule complexes in vivoJul 25, 2016
Researchers have determined the most likely configuration of rhodopsin in a living organism, a discovery which may help develop future therapies a degenerative eye disease.
Baylor Genetics rebrand makes debut with simplified name, targeted messageJul 22, 2016
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, a joint venture of Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings, Inc., has rebranded as Baylor Genetics.
NASA, Baylor team up to discover new ways to protect astronautsJul 21, 2016
A grant for as much as $246 million will help develop the NASA Transitional Research Institute, which is focused on long-duration space flight missions.
T cells that target two tumor surface molecules mitigate tumor escape in mouse model of glioblastomaJul 18, 2016
Researchers show a new strategy, based on targeting specific surface molecules, that eliminates most of the cancer cells in a mouse model of glioblastoma.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
Pitkow honored with CAREER award from the National Science FoundationJul 15, 2016
Dr. Xaq Pitkow, McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine, will have his research career supported over the next five years thanks to an award from the National Science Foundation.
Baylor researchers advance rat model to enhance understanding of Rett syndromeJul 15, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a novel rat model to better understand what causes patients with RTT to lose behavioral, cognitive and physical abilities.
Primate brain development can help explain human developmental disordersJul 13, 2016
Baylor scientists helped associate observed changes in gene expression during development with significant human disease characteristics.