General Neurology

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2019

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Haneef, Kung, Maheshwari, Strutt, and York receive the Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for 2019. May 17, 2019
The Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award (formerly the Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award) is a criterion-based program that recognizes faculty contributions in four categories: Teaching and Evaluation, Development of Enduring Educational Materials, Educational Leadership and Educational Research.
What are health risks, benefits of marijuana? Feb. 21, 2019
In Texas, medical marijuana is only legal for certain intractable epilepsy patients. So, doctors simply answer patient questions.
Kung to be awarded Clerkship Director Innovation Award Feb. 1, 2019
The Clerkship Director Innovation Award recognizes individuals who have developed unique tools to teach medical students, to assess knowledge, and benchmark progress.

2018

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Adult Neurology Service, Pavilion for Women, Texas Children's Hospital Dec. 10, 2018
Edmondson appointed chief.
Formation of the Section of General Neurology Dec. 10, 2018
McLauchlin appointed first section head.
Healthy Habits: Dr. Everton Edmondson enjoys tai chi and brisk walks Aug. 21, 2018
Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers.
Finding relief after 20 years of chronic back pain Aug. 7, 2018
Shahab Ghani details a 20-year struggle with back pain and how spinal reconstruction surgery has given him a new outlook.
Myasthenia gravis: What you should know June 26, 2018
Dr. Milvia Pleitez discusses common symptoms, risk factors and treatments for myasthenia gravis.
Yu promoted to associate professor June 26, 2018
The FAP Committee, Academic Council, and Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine have approved the promotion of Melissa Michelle Yu, M.D., from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.
Take your time to prevent brain freeze June 21, 2018
Eating or drinking cold foods too quickly can cause the dreaded brain freeze. Dr. Greg McLauchlin breaks down this common summertime nuisance.

2017

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Concussions: Blow to head has long-term effects Dec. 11, 2017
Many things need to be tested when determining if a player suffered a concussion on the football field.
Three signs you may need to see a neurologist for your headaches Nov. 29, 2017
Dr. Greg McLauchlin shares signs that indicate your headaches may be caused by a neurological issue.
Dr. James Orengo awarded 2017 Chao Physician-Scientist Award Nov. 27, 2017
The award provides funding to young investigators who are beginning their independent research careers.
2017 BCM Faculty Award Winners May 18, 2017
Neurology faculty members recognized at 2017 omnibus awards ceremony encompassing the Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care, and Graduating Class Outstanding Faculty Award.

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Headaches and the heat - what really is causing the pain? Aug. 4, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says headaches that seem to be caused by the heat might actually be due to dehydration.
Love in the stenches July 13, 2016
Researchers believe that our unique bodily scent plays a larger role in our social lives than we know. Now, social media entrepreneurs are putting that science to the test. Can you sniff your way to love?
Baylor faculty honored for excellence in teaching, education May 26, 2016
Chen and Kung received the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for teaching and evaluation. Kass received the Graduating Class Outstanding Faculty Award.
Sweat: A cooling system that's an ancient language too May 24, 2014
Humans are sweaty. With more than 2.5 million sweat glands distributed across the surface of our skin, we sweat more profusely than any other animal. Though the average person produces about 2 cups of sweat per day, this amount can increase to about 3 gallons with vigorous activity in high temperatures.
The smell of fear (No tweets necessary) Aug. 13, 2012
New findings about birds' olfactory powers add to evidence that many animals signal their alarm with scent.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $14.85 million grant to complete neurological research center at Texas Children's Hospital July 28, 2010
New funding will help finish pediatric neurological research institute.
Freaky news about your brain may change your mind Aug. 25, 2009
Space. Sound. Smell. Humans constantly process a slew of variables in their surroundings. According to new research, the wiring of the brain may be even more complex than we knew.
Study: Women's brains react to men's 'sexual' sweat Jan. 8, 2009
The question Rice psychologist Denise Chen and her colleagues set out to better understand is how people might communicate chemically and, more specifically, how the brain processes chemical signals from other humans. Chen and her colleagues then devised settings in which female participants were exposed to different sweat "scents" while being monitored by brain-scanning, magnetic resonance imaging equipment.
Visual perception determined by visual cerebral cortex Oct. 15, 2007
Your eyes are not enough for vision. The brain must be involved to interpret the images that your eyes take.
Neuroscientists have birdsong on the brain June 15, 2004
Neuroscientists who study zebra finches could tell you not only that these songbird tunes designate the birds' territory and impress potential mates, but these researchers could map out which neuronal pathways in the brain allowed the birds to learn and produce their characteristic song in the first place.
Nematode 'worms' its way into scientific history Oct. 15, 2003
It is actually a nematode-a smooth-skinned worm with a long, unsegmented round body that tapers at each end. It has only a few cells, but among those are a nervous system that even includes a 'brain,' making it ideal for neuroscience.
Baylor searches for neurodegenerative disease biomarkers Aug. 15, 2003
Baylor receives grant to study HIV-resistant monkey genes,Baylor searches for neurodegenerative disease biomarkers, Baylor, AstraZeneca team up on translational breast cancer research.
Inflammation is key to ALS July 15, 2003
The same immune process responsible for arthritis and juvenile diabetes could be the one of the "hits" that contributes to the degenerative nerve disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. that process is called inflammation.
Baylor neurologist honored for ALS research April 15, 2003
Stanley H. Appel, MD, professor and chairman of the department of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 2003 American Academy of Neurology Sheila Essey Award for ALS Research on April 2.