News from the Department of Neurosurgery
Dr. Sameer Sheth named new McNair Scholar Feb 23, 2018 Neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Sameer Sheth has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. He is joining the Baylor faculty as an associate professor and vice-chair of clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery.
BRAIN grant funds study of neurocircuitry of depression Feb 9, 2018 Two Baylor physicians have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to work toward a better understanding of the neurocircuitry of depression.
Algorithm gives insight into auditory/visual illusion Feb 16, 2017 Neuroscience researchers have created an algorithm to reveal key insight into why the brain can sometimes muddle up one of the most fundamental aspects of the human experience.
Baylor recognizes excellence among clinicians Jun 16, 2016 A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in life Mar 30, 2016 The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.
Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatments Jan 28, 2016 Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Deep brain stimulation overcomes cognitive deficits in Rett mice Oct 14, 2015 Baylor researchers find deep brain stimulation – usually used to treat movement disorders – overcomes the learning and memory deficits in mice whose symptoms mimic those of Rett syndrome.
Baylor College of Medicine faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching May 13, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine faculty members selected as outstanding educators for 2015 were honored at the Medical Education Awards Ceremony held Tuesday, May 12, in Baylor's Cullen Auditorium.
More clinics moving to new building on McNair Campus Jan 14, 2015 The phased move-in of the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center at the McNair Campus continues next week, when several clinics will open on the ninth floor.
Dr. Daniel Yoshor named chair of neurosurgery Dec 12, 2014 Dr. Daniel Yoshor has been named chair of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy Dec 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.
Study finds safer treatment options for traumatic brain injuries Jul 1, 2014 Our researchers explores treatment options for traumatic brain injuries outside of blood transfusions.
Chipping away at the cause behind rare tumors Jun 4, 2014 Baylor researchers part of study that finds uncovered the underlying mutations in intracranial germ cell tumors, which could lead to new therapeutic targets.
McNair Symposium gives research the spotlight Mar 28, 2014 The third annual McNair Symposium will be held at Baylor College of Medicine featuring lectures by two Baylor McNair Scholars and three other guest lectures, Wednesday, April 2.
Scott Hamilton to keynote pituitary awareness event Sep 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.
Baylor College of Medicine ACE grants awarded May 16, 2013 Find out which Baylor College of Medicine medical residents and fellows have been awarded the Advancing Clinical Excellence in Health Care Delivery System Trainee Grants to support their work toward improving the safety and quality of patient care.
Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain Aug 28, 2012 Collaboration between BCM, Rice University could help stabilize blood flow in brain, benefit emergency care workers and battlefield medics.
Combination therapy halts, reverses symptom of Alzheimer's disease in transgenic mice Mar 23, 2011 BCM researcher hopes combination treatment in lab mice will help understand human therapy for Alzheimer's Disease.