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2011-12-15 10:17:17

Poets might scoff at the notion that heart and brain are closely related, but scientists led by those at Baylor College of Medicine say a genetic defect that affects the brain can stop a heart. In a study published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, BCM researchers and colleagues found that heart problems that occur in nearly 20 percent of children with Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder, originate because the Rett gene (MeCP2) is lost in nerve cells — not in...

2011-09-12 11:18:25

Earlier this year, an international consortium of researchers showed that a master gene called transcription factor EB or TFEB controls both the mechanism by which debris is gathered up in cell and that which destroys it. In a report in the current issue of the journal Developmental Cell, Dr. Andrea Ballabio, scientific director at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples Italy, and a professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and...

2011-06-15 08:02:00

HOUSTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), has been awarded the 2011 Neuroscience Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for her pioneering work in unlocking the genetic and molecular mysteries behind a number of devastating neurological disorders, including Rett syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, and brain tumors...

2011-06-01 07:47:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements "“ that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An...

2011-05-27 13:31:15

Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements - that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An international partnership between...

2011-05-26 21:21:28

Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements "“ that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An international partnership...

2010-07-28 08:19:00

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neurological research at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children's Hospital is getting a big boost in the form of a $14.85 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to complete two floors of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital. "More than 300 million children suffer from a neurological deficit, but the percentage of funding for neurological research is small...


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