Alica M. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Brainstem damage in epilepsy may be biomarker for increased SUDEP risk Dec. 4, 2017
Patients who died from suspected SUDEP had extensive damage to areas of the mid-brain and brainstem that control autonomic function.
'Silent seizures' are the first sign of Alzheimer's - and could help doctors catch the disease years in advance May 2, 2017
Doctors at the Baylor College of Medicine say they were able to observe the dysfunctional patterns in two patients - after mouse models - and that normal brain scans would not be able to detect them.
Alzheimer's disease: Doctors detect 'silent seizures' that mark onset May 1, 2017
Doctors have detected "silent seizures" that mark the onset of Alzheimer's disease in a breakthrough study that could lead to new treatments for millions of patients.
'Silent seizures' found in patients with Alzheimer's disease May 1, 2017
Discovery of 'Silent seizures' provides a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease and can potentially lead to new treatments.
Baylor center seeks to understand deadly outcome in epilepsy Feb. 23, 2015
A consortium of researchers, including groups from Baylor College of Medicine, will receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to support collaborative work on increasing the understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
NIH funds research into sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy Dec. 18, 2014
The 'Center Without Walls' project gets $5.9 million toward research into genetic and other possible causes of sudden unexpected death from epilepsy.
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.
Emerging biomarkers of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) Oct. 30, 2014
A network of investigators are working to better understand clinical and genetic risk factors of SUDEP.
New treatment offers hope for epilepsy patients March 8, 2014
A new treatment for epilepsy offers hope for controlling seizures in patients who don't respond well to medication and aren't eligible for conventional surgery. The treatment, carried out by surgeons at St. Luke's Hospital under the auspices of the Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, involves the implantation of a small computer inside the skull that can monitor brain waves and sense when a seizure is starting.
Epilepsy becomes focus for Baylor College of Medicine donor April 24, 2012
Giving thanks for meaningful gifts from the Office of Development at Baylor College of Medicine.
NIH grant awarded to BCM to study sudden death in epilepsy Oct. 24, 2011
Experts at BCM and the Universities of California, Michigan, Iowa, and Northwestern University in Chicago will take part in the study.
Sequencing study shows gene pattern may be more important in epilepsy Aug. 15, 2011
BCM researchers began the first large-scale sequencing project to survey nearly all the genes encoding ion channels, the electrical 'pixels' of the brain.
Oyster Creek Rotary donates to Baylor College of Medicine's epilepsy research June 29, 2011
The Oyster Creek Rotary Club of Fort Bend County recently donated $1,000 to Baylor College of Medicine for epilepsy research.
Second gene implicated in sudden death in epilepsy May 6, 2010
Researchers are reporting a second candidate gene for sudden death in epilepsy, a finding they say may lead to genetic and overall risk screening in patients with epilepsy.
Seizure Death: Test may be key to preventing SUDEP April 14, 2010
Baylor researchers have identified a second gene associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
'Molecular trigger' for sudden death in epilepsy found Oct. 15, 2009
The most common gene for a syndrome associated with abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death triggers epileptic seizures and could explain sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears today in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Goldman receives 2009 CURE research award June 15, 2009
Dr. Goldman receives the 2009 Christopher Donalty and Kyle Coggins Award for the study of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
Looking for epilepsy answer Oct. 15, 2004
Tapping into the brain's electrical impulse signals may soon reveal why neurological functions short-circuit in cases of epilepsy, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
Genetic research project to speed cures for epilepsy Sept. 1, 2004
Tapping into the brain's electrical impulse signals may soon reveal why neurological functions short-circuit in cases of epilepsy, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.