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Brain tumors trigger silencing of neuronal activity - APR 6, 2020
Researchers have identified a bioelectric phenomenon that contributes to sudden episodes of confusion and seizures, often the first signs of a malignant brain tumor.

How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephaly - NOV 14, 2019
A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.

Research collaboration focuses on CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder - OCT 30, 2019
The Loulou Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have launched a research collaboration focused on CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder.

Dr. Chintan Shah chosen for movement disorders fellowship - OCT 22, 2019
Dr. Chintan Shah, medical resident at Baylor College of Medicine, has been selected to join The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders class of 2022.

Researchers discover new intellectual disability syndrome - OCT 10, 2019
An international group reports a new neurological syndrome that appears to be especially common in countries where marriages between genetically related individuals, such as cousins, are prevalent.

Tau-mediated RNA splicing errors linked to Alzheimer’s - OCT 8, 2019
A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine provides evidence for a new molecular cause for neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.

Loss of ataxin-1 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk - AUG 22, 2019
A collaborative study reveals the ataxin-1 gene, which is known to cause the rare neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of the condition.

Dr. Matthew Rasband recognized for outstanding mentorship - AUG 15, 2019
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health gave the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship to Dr. Matthew N. Rasband.

New guidelines outline methods to manage tic disorders - MAY 6, 2019
New guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology outline effective ways to treat the symptoms of tics for those living with Tourette syndrome that range from new therapies to holistic care.

New computational tool improves gene identification - APR 29, 2019
A team has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods.

Baylor’s Parkinson’s Center selected for the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders - APR 3, 2019
The Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine has been chosen by the Michael J. Fox Foundation as one of five academic centers to receive the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.

Discovery improves understanding of Lou Gehrig's disease - FEB 25, 2019
A collaborative study suggests potential new therapeutic strategies or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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