Neurology Related News Releases

Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsyApr 8, 2015
A slow, depolarizing electrical wave – sometimes called a “brain tsunami” – may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, according to Baylor researchers.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsyDec 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lectureNov 6, 2014
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 10, 2014.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M designated as Center of Excellence by national Tourette Syndrome AssociationSep 30, 2014
Baylor, Texas A&M jointly named one of Tourette Syndrome Association Centers of Excellence to improve care for people living with the disorder.
Viral tracing reveals molecule responsible for adult-born neuron signalingSep 26, 2014
Baylor study is the first time that local neuropeptide signaling has been shown to be important in the integration of adult-born neurons in a pre-existing neuronal circuit.
Baylor, Texas Children’s join national collaboration to solve most difficult, rare medical casesJul 1, 2014
New national network of clinicians and scientists are joining forces to address prolonged undiagnosed medical conditions.
Zoghbi receives honorary degree from Yale UniversityMay 20, 2014
Baylor's Dr. Huda Zoghbi was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences degree at Yale University’s 2014 commencement ceremony.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Begins Groundbreaking Treatment for EpilepsyApr 15, 2014
CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced today that it has begun treating patients with the groundbreaking new NeuroPace® RNS® System.
McGovern Institute for Brain Research to honor Dr. Huda ZoghbiMar 4, 2014
The McGovern Institute will award the Scolnick Prize to Dr. Zoghbi April 30.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profilesFeb 5, 2014
Baylor researchers find the choice of tools in genomic profiling can make a difference in microRNAs.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsyJan 23, 2014
Research at Baylor finds small estrogen dose could help treat infantile spasms syndrome, potentially prevent catastrophic seizures later in life.
Lessons learned in Alzheimer's drug trial move research forwardJan 22, 2014
Results of Baylor study could help move the field of Alzheimer's drug research forward with more targeted studies.
Brain warps scenes to cancel out perceptual delaysNov 4, 2013
Baylor researchers report a new discovery which may unmask the mechanisms by which the brain strives to perceive a more up-to-the-second view.
Doubling Shank3 corresponds with mania seen in bipolar patientsOct 23, 2013
A team led by scientists at Baylor and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have found that too little or too much of the Shank3 influences brain function.
BCM researchers win National Science Foundation awardSep 27, 2013
The National Science Foundation grant will support Baylor research focused on statistical tools needed to analyze and "mine" data to discover biomarkers, drug targets, disrupted disease networks and disease sub-types.
Other errors in genome accompany copy number variationSep 24, 2013
Baylor researchers find process where DNA in a cell is copied during cell division may be error-prone, generating other, smaller mistakes in the genome.
Zoghbi to receive Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller UniversitySep 9, 2013
Zoghbi, a professor of neuroscience, pediatrics, molecular and human genetics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, credits BCM’s nurturing and collaborative atmosphere with boosting her succ
Scott Hamilton to keynote pituitary awareness eventSep 3, 2013
Figure skater Scott Hamilton is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine to bring awareness to pituitary tumors including craniopharyngiomas and pituitary adenomas, as well as other pituitary disorders.
Neural connections unique in synesthesiaAug 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find greater connectivity between much of the visual cortex, including color and grapheme brain regions for synesthetes.