Departmental Timeline

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2017

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Jankovic received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Neurological Society March 23, 2017
 
Kiss me: I matched! March 17, 2017
"The luck of the Irish – and four years of hard work and dedication – was on the side of Baylor College of Medicine medical students on Match Day 2017.
Crossing continents to provide neurology care Feb. 1, 2017
When it comes to healthcare, every person deserves the proper treatment. It is that belief that drives Dr. Jose Suarez, professor of neurology at Baylor, to cross borders and share the latest techniques in neurocritical care with others. His latest endeavor took him to Ecuador where he helped establish the Clinic for Acute and Emergency Neurology and he doesn't plan on stopping there.
Antioxidants get small: Molecular compounds mimic effective graphene agents, show potential for therapies Jan. 26, 2017
New single-molecule compounds that are efficient antioxidants in their own right help scientists understand how larger nanoparticles quench damaging reactive oxygen species in the body.
Low levels of protein in bipolar disorder triggers epilepsy in mice Jan. 23, 2017
Read about a protein associated with bipolar disorder triggers epilepsy in mice, which may explain some of the similarities between the two conditions.
Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson's in January Jan. 18, 2017
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson's disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
Texas Tourette Symposium — What Makes Them Tic? Jan. 18, 2017
Jimenez-Shahed and Strutt co-direct an educational program that reviews the latest diagnostic and treatment options for Tourette syndrome (TS) and associated co-morbidities, updates research into TS genetics and pathophysiology, and provides information about helping individuals with TS and their families navigate the educational system.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan. 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.

2016

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Mizrahi elected president of the American Epilepsy Society Dec. 2, 2016
Dr. Eli M. Mizrahi, chair and professor of neurology and professor of pediatrics, was elected president of the American Epilepsy Society, a medical and scientific society with 4,000 members.
Meet the new experts at this year's Update on Alzheimer's lecture Oct. 27, 2016
As part of new leadership with the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor, Kass and Yu will discuss the latest in Alzheimer's disease research and treatment.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer's disease risk gene among Icelanders. Oct. 20, 2016
Shulman is among the team of scientists that have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
2016 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct. 10, 2016
The Alzheimer Disease and Memory Disorder Center is co-leading the Baylor Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Nov. 5, 2016.
Directional deep brain stimulation for movement disorders now being used Oct. 7, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine doctors are now using a recently FDA-approved, directional deep brain stimulation system with current steering capabilities to treat movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.
The 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Dystonia & Spasticity Practicum and Update Sept. 14, 2016
Jankovic and Jimenez-Shahed are invited faculty to the interactive CME activity.
Van Ness named neurology academy fellow Aug. 12, 2016
The director of the Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is recognized for his exemplary clinical and academic work and achievements in neuroscience and commitment to the community.
Book Release – Neurology Secrets, 6th Edition Aug. 5, 2016
Part of the bestselling Secrets Series, the updated sixth edition of Neurology Secrets continues to provide an up-to-date, concise overview of the most important topics in neurology today. It serves as a comprehensive introduction for medical students, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, and is also a handy reference and refresher for residents and practitioners.
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.
Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac death Aug. 1, 2016
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.
At Alzheimer's meeting, firms take page from Silver Linings Playbook July 29, 2016
The big drug news from the annual Alzheimer's Association meeting this week involved companies that have found silver linings in otherwise gloomy data.
Stop undertreating Alzheimer's disease July 29, 2016
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease early and beginning treatment can help preserve and maintain memory and thinking skills. But this often doesn't happen.
Dementia: Is new drug a major breakthrough? July 28, 2016
LMTX slows Alzheimer's progression - but it doesn't work on everyone and experts are urging caution
Alzheimer's drug LMTX falters in final stage of trials July 27, 2016
The drug did work on a handful of patients taking it alone, without another medication. But some experts were skeptical about the small subset.
Treat Alzheimer's patients now, researchers say as conference opens in T.O. July 26, 2016
Report says reluctance to use medications that "only" treat symptoms while awaiting new ones that deal with the disease is misplaced.
Immediate changes needed to Alzheimer's management, experts say July 25, 2016
Physicians recognized for their contributions to clinical research and advances in the treatment of people with Alzheimer's have called for immediate changes to how healthcare professionals approach the management of the disease.
Alzheimer's experts call for end to under-treatment of disease July 24, 2016
Doctors say evidence supports use of current drugs, evaluation of new cholinergic medicines that address cognition and function, not just focus on research for cure.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease July 15, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment option for movement disorders when symptoms no longer respond well enough to medications.
Supplying Relief July 14, 2016
After a devastating earthquake, donors from across the TMC and beyond collect an unprecedented amount of medical supplies to send to Ecuador
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?
The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts' sight July 9, 2016
They go to space with perfect vision and come back with a loss of acuity.
Suarez recognized for work with Ecuador relief operation July 1, 2016
The Neurocritical Care Society mobilizes to help support disaster relief operation for Ecuador.
Baylor researchers working to find target blood pressure levels after stroke June 29, 2016
A consortium of researchers found clues to the ideal healthy blood pressure level for patients following a stroke.
New gene linked to Parkinson's disease June 17, 2016
Researchers recently added to the list of Parkinson's-associated genes when they identified mutations on TMEM230 linked to the disease. Discovery of this gene provides a new potential therapeutic target for PD treatment.
Baylor recognizes excellence among clinicians June 16, 2016
Jimenez-Shahed and Kass were among a group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
Are we getting closer to a cure for Parkinson's? June 7, 2016
Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University recently discovered a gene that is not only linked to the disease but may explain how it causes the brain to go haywire.
Gene TMEM230 suggests novel mechanism for Parkinson's disease June 6, 2016
The discovery of a new gene, TMEM230, illuminates a possible mechanism to explain Parkinson's disease.
Woman battling Parkinson's disease to try out for 'American Ninja Warrior' May 29, 2016
Jimenez-Shahed interviewed by Click2Houston about the benefits of exercise in Parkinson's disease.
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.
Book Release – Atlas of Neonatal Electroencephalography, 4th Edition May 17, 2016
This comprehensive atlas presents the clinical practice of neonatal electroencephalography (EEG) through text, references, and detailed figures demonstrating normal and abnormal features of the neonatal EEG from the most premature infant to one month post-term.
Houston Matters/NPR interview - Treating severe stroke is the focus of medical conference May 4, 2016
To tell us more about it, we talk with Dr. Jose Suarez who heads neurocritical care at Baylor College of Medicine, and who first established the conference six years ago.
Exercise may slow symptoms of Parkinson's disease April 21, 2016
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say that for some, regular exercise could slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Responsive stimulation may be viable treatment for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy April 18, 2016
Researchers from Houston, Texas, and Mountain View, California, have found that responsive stimulation may be a viable treatment option for patients with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE).
4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference to be held in Texas Medical Center April 12, 2016
Dr. Jose Suarez leads a conference to bring together a diverse group of scientists and physicians from around the globe to promote collaboration in neurocritical research and patient care.
4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference March 7, 2016
Dr. Suarez has received NINDS/NIH funding to conduct the 4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference.
Details — 4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference March 7, 2016
Scientific program and registration information for the 4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference.
Houston Neurological Society sponsors a deep brain stimulation talk March 3, 2016
Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed invited to speak about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease March 3, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment option for movement disorders when symptoms no longer respond well enough to medications.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease Jan. 21, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment option for movement disorders when symptoms no longer respond well enough to medications.

2015

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Health Watch segment focusing on the cause of Robin Williams' death Nov. 5, 2015
Jimenez-Shahed interviewed by Fox 26 News about Robin Williams and Lewy Body Dementia.
Harati joins neurological council Oct. 30, 2015
Dr. Yadollah Harati, professor of neurology, was elected as a member of the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties Board of Directors to represent clinical neuromuscular pathology.
Suarez honored by Neurocritical Care Society Oct. 23, 2015
Dr. Jose I. Suarez, professor of neurology, was recognized for his outstanding work by the Neurocritical Care Society, receiving three honors at the society's recent meeting.
KCNQ2 Cure Alliance and The Jackson Laboratory Collaborate on Precision Mouse Models of Genetic Epilepsy Oct. 19, 2015
KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Foundation and The Jackson Laboratory today announced a collaboration to construct mouse models of KCNQ2 encephalopathy, a severe genetic form of epilepsy and developmental disabilities.
Tourette Association of America designates the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic as a Center of Excellence Oct. 13, 2015
Baylor is among 10 premier healthcare facilities, research centers and academic institutions located across the U.S. to be awarded up to $50,000 per year for three years in an effort to improve or build high-level care for individuals living with Tourette and tic disorders.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease Oct. 8, 2015
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) is a well-established treatment option when complications of PD treatment become problematic.
Newly Diagnosed Education Program for Parkinson's disease Oct. 8, 2015
Houston Area Parkinson Society offers a quarterly educational program developed specifically for those who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Smirnakis promoted to associate professor Oct. 5, 2015
The FAP Committee, Academic Council, and Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine have approved the promotion of Stelios Manolis Smirnakis, M.D., Ph.D., from Assistant Professor (tenure track) to Associate Professor (tenured).
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give "Update on Alzheimer's Disease" lecture Sept. 24, 2015
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.
Celebrating 25 Years in Aspen - Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders Course Sept. 16, 2015
The Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner held annually in Aspen, Colorado has just celebrated its 25th anniversary!
Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders: A Practical Approach Aug. 28, 2015
BCM Neurology faculty invited to speak at the Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders: A Practical Approach course, sponsored by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, on Oct. 17.
Two minds on amyloid Aug. 17, 2015
Two experts take similar views on the amyloid hypothesis, but differ on how to move forward
Award-winning play raises awareness for Alzheimer's disease in African-American community July 9, 2015
African-Americans are two times more likely to develop the debilitating neurological disorder and are less likely to have an early diagnosis, resulting in less treatment time.
Sarwar promoted to associate professor June 24, 2015
The FAP Committee, Academic Council, and Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine have approved the promotion of Aliya Iftikhar Sarwar, M.D., from Assistant Professor (tenure track) to Associate Professor (tenured).
Baylor space medicine faculty honored June 19, 2015
Two Baylor faculty members in the Center for Space Medicine were recently honored at the annual Aerospace Medical Association meeting.
Tickets available for play that raises Alzheimer's awareness June 12, 2015
Baylor's Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, African Americans Against Alzheimer's and GD Productions are teaming up to bring Garrett Davis' national award-winning stage play, "Forget Me Not," to Houston.
Jankovic to lead neurotoxin association May 29, 2015
Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, was elected president of the International Neurotoxin Association…
25th Annual Course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner May 26, 2015
The Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner is a CME-accredited course directed primarily to neurologists in practice and in training and other health care professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
25th Annual Course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner May 26, 2015
Course and registration information for the 25th annual course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
Baylor faculty recognized for excellence in clinical care May 15, 2015
A group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members received the College's Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards for excellence in patient care at a May 14 ceremony.
Author of "Healing Art - Don't Let Parkinson's Disease Ruin Your Day" visits the new Neurology Clinic May 13, 2015
Robert Flatt, a world renown photographer who donated some of his extraordinary photographs to the Department of Neurology Clinic…
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.
Book Release – Critical Care Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition May 11, 2015
August 26 is the anticipated release date of the second edition of Critical care neurology and neurosurgery.
Rivera honored in Latin America May 1, 2015
Dr. Rivera was honored as an exceptional academic leader by the Biotechnology and Health Division of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education…
Book Release – Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 6th Edition April 24, 2015
Trusted as the leading text in the field, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 6th Edition, brings you fully up to date with new developments in this rapidly-changing subspecialty.
2014 case of human form of "mad cow disease" highlights need for continued surveillance April 16, 2015
The identification of a patient who died from the human form of "mad cow disease" demonstrates the need for continued global tracking and awareness of the prion disorder, according to Baylor researchers.
'Mad cow' disease in Texas man has mysterious origin April 16, 2015
It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn't feel the left side of his face.
Book Release – Movement Disorders in Childhood, 2nd Edition April 10, 2015
Movement Disorders in Childhood, Second Edition provides the most up-to-date information diseases and disorders affecting motor control, an important area of specialization within child neurology.
Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsy April 8, 2015
A slow, depolarizing electrical wave — sometimes called a "brain tsunami" — may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, a disorder that kills as many as 4,000 people in the United States each year.
Sudden death in epilepsy: Researchers finger possible cause April 8, 2015
Study blames brain stem shutdown following seizure.
Poor stroke outcomes are common among patients considered too good to treat April 1, 2015
Approximately one-third of patients with ischemic stroke whom neurologists consider too good to treat are unable to be discharged home, according to research presented at the 2015 International Stroke Conference.
Biogen reports its Alzheimer's drug sharply slowed cognitive decline March 30, 2015
The drug, developed by Biogen Idec, could achieve sales of billions of dollars a year if the results from the small trial are replicated in larger trials.
Stroke center achieves new "Elite Plus" national award March 26, 2015
Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital is the recipient of a newly created recognition by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. The award means the hospital achieved high marks for response and care provided for acute ischemic strokes, the most common stroke—87 percent of all cases—in America.
New 2015-2016 resident class selected March 20, 2015
We are pleased to announce our incoming intern class for the year 2015-2016.
Record day in River Oaks: Multiple sclerosis fighting superwoman hangs it up after an unprecedented run March 12, 2015
"This is my last swan song," Franelle Rogers told the gathering of 450 in the River Oaks Country Club Ballroom. Indeed, after six years at the helm…
Raza and Sachs inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society at BCM March 7, 2015
A heartfelt congratulations is due to to our residents Sameen Raza and Ezekiel Sachs for their selection to the resident chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
These balloons could fly tourists to the edge of space March 5, 2015
Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space -- or at least something thrillingly close to it?
New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorder March 4, 2015
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
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).
Video: 'Too good to treat' stroke patients may benefit from tPA. Feb. 18, 2015
Khwaja Siddiqui, M.D., clinical research fellow in the department of neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, outlines his study on predictors of poor outcomes among patients with stroke considered "too good to treat".
Fannin Innovation Studio forms biotech startup Acelerox, LLC Feb. 12, 2015
Investigators from BCM and Rice receive Traumatic Brain Injury Multidisciplinary Research Consortium Award
Nano-antioxidants prove their potential Feb. 9, 2015
PEG-HCC nanoparticles show promise for quenching the overexpression of damaging superoxides in preclinical trauma models. New tests show the process is due to catalytic turnover of reactive oxygen species.
Three years after stem cell transplant therapy most MS patient subjects still in remission Jan. 2, 2015
Read about how three years after stem cell transplant therapy, most MS patient subjects still in remission.

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Book Release – Movement Disorders, an Issue of Neurologic Clinics (The Clinics: Radiology) Dec. 25, 2014
The daily life impact of movement disorders on people affected ranges from the inconvenient to major quality of life issues, depending upon the disorder and its progression.
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.
Auspex announces positive topline results from registration trial of SD-809 for chorea associated with Huntington's disease Dec. 16, 2014
Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative medicines for people with movement disorders and other rare diseases, today announced positive topline efficacy and safety results from its Phase 3 registration trial evaluating SD-809 for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD), called First-HD.
New procedures could allow astronauts to stay in space for longer periods of time Dec. 16, 2014
NASA scientists believe the loss of gravity astronauts experience is putting pressure on the brain, causing vision changes in astronauts that could jeopardize future long term missions.
Interstellar brain monitoring Dec. 11, 2014
Remember standing on your head as a kid? After a minute or so you felt lots of pressure? Scientists say the same thing happens when astronauts fly into space.
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.
Dextromethorphan/quinidine combo controls PBA in dementia Dec. 2, 2014
A preparation of dextromethorphan and quinidine reduced the frequency of pseudobulbar affect (uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying) in patients with dementia, a study shows.
Annual Alzheimer's update focuses on early detection Nov. 14, 2014
As research continues on how to best treat Alzheimer's disease, it is becoming clearer that identifying the disease in its earliest stages, or even before symptoms start, is key…
Today: BCM Alzheimer's expert to host updates on the disease at open lecture Nov. 10, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine Alzheimer's expert, Rachelle Doody, will host updates on the disease, and its research at an open lecture, on Monday, Nov, 10.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give "Update on Alzheimer's Disease" lecture Nov. 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.
2014 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2014
November 19, 2014, has been designated as National Philanthropy Day. I would like to celebrate this special day by thanking you for your generous support of our Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC).
Roundtable addresses future of translational research Oct. 31, 2014
College hosted a roundtable discussion focused on barriers, challenges and possibilities shaping translational research.
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.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M designated as Center of Excellence by national Tourette Syndrome Association Sept. 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.
Book Release – A Concise Manual of Epilepsy Sept. 10, 2014
A concise manual of epilepsy is an introduction to epilepsy that aims to be easily digestible to a beginner or trainee, yet comprehensive enough for a practitioner in epilepsy wishing to brush up their knowledge or preparing for their boards.
Baylor College of Medicine accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 27, 2014
Accepting the challenge from Texas Children's Hospital CEO Mark Wallace, Baylor College of Medicine President, CEO and Executive Dean Dr. Paul Klotman took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Recent appointments and promotions of faculty in the Department of Neurology Aug. 4, 2014
I am pleased to announce the following recent appointments and promotions of faculty in the Department of Neurology.
Roche reports mixed results in trial of an Alzheimer's drug July 16, 2014
While the drug, crenezumab, did not slow progression of the disease over all, at the highest doses it seemed to delay a decline in mental ability in patients with mild Alzheimer's.
Baylor, Texas Children's join national collaboration to solve most difficult, rare medical cases July 1, 2014
New national network of clinicians and scientists are joining forces to address prolonged undiagnosed medical conditions.
Scripps Florida scientists pinpoint how genetic mutation causes early brain damage June 18, 2014
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed light on how a specific kind of genetic mutation can cause damage during early brain development that results in lifelong learning and behavioral disabilities.
Book Release – Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease - Methods and Applications May 31, 2014
The brain is the most complex computational device we know, consisting of highly interacting and redundant networks of areas, supporting specific brain functions.
Shulman receives Alzheimer's research grant May 30, 2014
BCM investigator receives a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter.
Psyadon announces the opening of a new clinical trial of ecopipam for the treatment of Tourette's syndrome in children ages 7-17 May 28, 2014
Psyadon Pharmaceuticals announces the opening of a Phase 2b trial of its selective dopamine D1 receptor antagonist ecopipam for the treatment of child…
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.
AZTherapies cleared to start enrolling under their IND for a Phase III clinical efficacy study for ALZT-OP1 in early Alzheimer's disease May 23, 2014
AZTherapies, Inc. a company developing novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease based on technology licensed from Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that it has received notice from FDA that it may proceed with the Phase III clinical study submitted in its IND application.
Jankovic awarded Master Clinician Lifetime Achievement May 13, 2014
The award recognizes full professors at the College who have made extraordinary contributions to patient care and clinical programs throughout their careers at BCM.
In the lab with Jack's Army April 25, 2014
The Jack Pribaz Foundation has a way of bringing people together. The foundation, also known as Jack's Army, was established to help find a cure for KCNQ2 deficiency, an uncommon genetic mutation that causes a severe form of infantile onset epilepsy.
Symposium - Innovations in Parkinson's Disease: Past, Present and Future April 18, 2014
Houston Area Parkinson Society invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Educational Symposium, Innovations in Parkinson's Disease: Past, Present and Future, and to join us in celebrating HAPS' 40 years of service to the Parkinson's community.
DeBakey High School students inspired by astronauts during visit to space institute April 16, 2014
Workshop encourages students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with visit to the Nation Space Biomedical Research Institute headquarters in Houston.
Astronaut's space secret revealed on big screen April 15, 2014
An accomplished astronaut flew three shuttle missions and logged more than 12 hours of spacewalk. Yet for 17 years, Rich Clifford, a handful of NASA officials and a Houston doctor were guarding a secret that made his triumphs all the more impressive.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center begins groundbreaking treatment for epilepsy April 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.
Book Release – Movement Disorders in Neurologic and Systemic Disease April 7, 2014
Movement disorders - ranging from parkinsonism to a variety of hyperkinetic disorders, such as tremors, dystonic, chorea and myoclonus - can be the presenting or a prominent clinical feature in a broad spectrum of systemic conditions such as endocrine and metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, infections, intoxications, tumors and pareneoplastic syndromes, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
The Astronaut's Secret April 7, 2014
This film, based on an inspiring story of astronaut Rich Clifford, has already received accolades at screenings during the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal and recently at the Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease, Keystone, Colorado.
Images of the Month: A Special Collaboration April 1, 2014
Scotty Sims, 2-year-old Harper, Jim Johnson and Dr. Edward Cooper meet in Cooper's lab. Harper has a severe form of epilepsy that begins in the first few days of life, known as KCNQ2 deficiency. The family traveled from Denver to Houston to tour the lab and meet with Cooper who is leading the way in…
New 2014-2015 resident class selected March 24, 2014
We are pleased to announce our incoming intern class for the year 2014-2015.
Treating traumatic brain injury with carbon nanoparticle antioxidants March 20, 2014
Loss of functionality associated with brain injury is not only caused by damage to critical brain regions but also by disruption of normal communications between undamaged areas.
Families tour Houston doctor's lab in search for KCNQ2 cure March 14, 2014
Three families from across the world are converging on Houston at a lab where a doctor is trying to cure a rare disorder called KCNQ2.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsy March 3, 2014
Some children are born with a devastating form of childhood epilepsy called infantile spasms that cause a life of severe seizures and lifelong disability. In a study that appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, professor of neurology, neuroscience and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine,…
CereSpir Incorporated announces the inauguration of its clinical advisory board Feb. 21, 2014
CereSpir™ Incorporated, a company developing the first-in-class microglial modulator CHF 5074 as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD), today announced the inauguration of its Clinical Advisory Board (CAB).
Lessons learned in BCM Alzheimer's drug trial move research forward Jan. 23, 2014
A group of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine completed clinical trials with an Alzheimer's drug Solanezumab that had showed promising results in studies conducted in animals, only to find that the drug did not improve cognition or functional ability in those with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsy Jan. 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 forward Jan. 22, 2014
Results of Baylor study could help move the field of Alzheimer's drug research forward with more targeted studies.
Can sense of smell determine if you'll get Parkinson's disease? Dec. 24, 2013
A study is underway to help determine if your sense of smell could determine your risk for developing Parkinson's disease years before you may even be affected by it.
New non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement device used to assess elevated brain pressure in patients may also benefit astronauts Dec. 18, 2013
A clinical research study of a non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement device has been launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and Vittamed Corporation, the developer of the device.
2013 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2013
Each year I look forward to preparing this brief report of our clinical, research and educational activities because it gives me an opportunity to highlight some of the accomplishments of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine during the past year and to express my gratitude to my patients, friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Epilepsy drugs in pregnancy may affect infants' fine motor skills Sept. 25, 2013
Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding.
Stop and smell the roses: Could smell loss be a risk factor for Parkinson's? Aug. 30, 2013
Interested in how smell loss is connected to your brain? Take a look at the infographic below, from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Book Release – Clinical Insights: Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis, Motor Symptoms and Non-motor Features Aug. 27, 2013
With the increased recognition of the prodromal, premotor, and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease (PD), as well as the expanding knowledge concerning the clinical heterogeneity of PD, an overlap with other parkinsonian disorders and growing appreciation of genetic etiologies, there is a need to re-define PD, taking into account clinical, syndromic, etiologic and pathogenic aspects of parkinsonism.
Clinical worsening shown in AD patients taking semagacestat July 26, 2013
Authors of a phase 3 study of the experimental drug, now published, say the disappointing results call for careful further analysis of the data to see why some patients deteriorated on treatment.
Alzheimer's disease research registry in the works July 19, 2013
The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorder Center at Baylor College of Medicine has begun developing a registry of people in the Houston area who might be interested in participating in future Alzheimer's disease prevention research.
BCM doctor's collaboration with family helps patients with severe form of epilepsy July 16, 2013
A patient-doctor relationship turned friendship has now grown into a collaboration that is helping others with a newly-discovered and severe form of infantile onset epilepsy known as KCNQ2…
Five DeBakey Excellence in Research Award winners showcase breadth of Baylor College of Medicine research July 12, 2013
Five scientists whose recent research demonstrates the breadth and depth of basic science at Baylor College of Medicine received the 2013 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award, named in honor of the College's first president.
BCM Parkinson's disease study seeks to discover new biomarkers; needs participants without the illness June 10, 2013
The Texas-based Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine will be helping researchers to understand the risk factors and causes of Parkinson's disease by participating in the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative's (PPMI) study.
Parkinson's disease study focuses on risk factors June 7, 2013
The Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine will participate in a new study to help researchers better understand potential risk factors for Parkinson's disease.
Reduce damage from strokes with FAST action May 6, 2013
May is Stroke Awareness month and with it comes a chance to learn how to prevent or deal with a stroke. Your chance of stroke can be reduced with lifestyle choices—eat well, exercise regularly…
Parkinson's Awareness: The healing power of art April 26, 2013
Flatt's goal was to create an interesting and natural setting for patients. Flatt can attest to the importance of a relaxed and approachable when it comes to doctor's offices.
BCM and the BP MS 150 April 23, 2013
Among the thousands of bike riders taking part in the BP MS 150 this past weekend were a group of BCM riders, including Dr. George Hutton, director of the Maxine Mesinger MS Comprehensive Care Center…
Some risk factors for Alzheimer's may be within your control March 25, 2013
Simple lifestyle changes may help prevent or delay not only heart disease but Alzheimer's disease, too.
Inspiration Mars team to speak at Space Symposium March 22, 2013
The Space Symposium has added a last-minute panel that will be sure to draw attention: the team that put together the Inspiration Mars proposal to send two people around the Red Planet. Heading up the panel are: Dennis Tito, chairman of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, Taber MacCallum, chief technology officer for the foundation and CEO…
Dennis Tito announces crewed Mars flyby — requires technical advances Feb. 28, 2013
Millionaire Dennis Tito has announced plans to send a human couple on a 501 day flyby mission to Mars, via an optimistic schedule that will require several major advances in long duration space flight capabilities.
Multi-millionaire's 'realistic' Mars mission Feb. 27, 2013
It has been a long-cherished dream of space enthusiasts, as well as lovers of science fiction, but now it seems that someone has finally come up with an ambitious - and some say realistic - plan to send two astronauts to Mars in just five years' time.
Private group may try to launch humans to Mars in five years Feb. 21, 2013
On Wednesday afternoon a space communications firm, the Griffin Communications Group, sent out a news release touting what appears to be an incredibly ambitious venture: a private human mission to…
The first human mission to Mars in 2018 Feb. 20, 2013
A press release issued late today indicated that a new organization, Inspiration Mars Foundation, led by the first private space traveler, Dennis Tito, would make a major announcement next Wednesday, February 27th concerning a 501 day mission to Mars…
Ten years since loss of space shuttle Columbia Jan. 30, 2013
Space shuttle Columbia, with a wing damaged during launch, ripped apart in the Texas skies while headed for a landing at Kennedy Space Center.
Less tau reduces seizures and sudden death in severe epilepsy Jan. 23, 2013
Link between epilepsy, some forms of Alzheimer's disease led to the finding that could lead to new drugs for seizure disorders.
The Health Calendar Dec. 19, 2012
BCM doctors lead Neuropathy Support Group question-and-answer session.
Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston Nov. 29, 2012
Dr. Jankovic says President Bush has a milder form of Parkinson's, but it can still cause muscle stiffness in the chest that can make it harder to overcome respiratory illnesses.
Difficulty identifying Alzheimer's makes misdiagnosis easy Nov. 23, 2012
The doctors suspected Alzheimer's as well, or Parkinson's, but the drugs they prescribed did nothing to slow the progression of Shillcutt's symptoms, soon also including inattention, disorientation and incontinence.
Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson in Houston for fundraiser Nov. 5, 2012
Actress and humanitarian Rosario Dawson will take a break from filming the sequel to "Sin City" to lend her star power to a fundraiser for Wellbody Alliance.
The MedTech of the Red Bull Stratos jump Nov. 5, 2012
On October 14, 2012 Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule suspended under a helium-filled balloon as part of the Red Bull Stratos project.
Traumatic brain injury multidisciplinary research consortium award – Therapeutic delivery of antioxidants via nanotubes Nov. 2, 2012
Investigators from BCM and Rice receive Traumatic Brain Injury Multidisciplinary Research Consortium Award
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give Update on Alzheimer's Disease lecture Oct. 17, 2012
BCM's Dr. Doody to present annual update on Alzheimer's Disease during Oct. 25 lecture.
Three drugs to be tested to stave off Alzheimer's Oct. 10, 2012
Three studies are starting early next year with the same goal: finding a way to head off the disease with early intervention.
BIOTECH – Alzheimer's drug looks promising Oct. 8, 2012
Eli Lilly & Co.'s experimental Alzheimer's treatment, solanezumab, slowed memory loss and cognitive decline in early-stage patients by about 30 percent, offering the first evidence that a medication may hamper the course of the ailment, researchers said.
Eli Lilly drug shows promise in treating mild Alzheimer's Oct. 8, 2012
Results from two studies of Eli Lilly's solanezumab suggested it may slow mental decline, but doctors said another study was probably necessary for federal approval.
2012 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2012
It is my pleasure to briefly summarize the activities of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC) over the past year. When I founded the PDCMDC over 35 years ago I could only dream about the international acclaim that it now receives for its accomplishments in clinical care, research and education.
Doody will present Update on Alzheimer's Disease Sept. 24, 2012
 
Mizrahi recognized for epilepsy work Sept. 21, 2012
Department chair is honored at the Epilepsy Foundation's 2012 World Changers Awards Gala.
Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain Aug. 23, 2012
Nanoparticles developed at Rice and tested in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine show promise in restoring blood flow to the brain when administered soon after a traumatic brain or other injury.
"Best Doctors" in the Nation Aug. 16, 2012
Dr. Kent is recognized by US News & World Report and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. As among the top one percent of doctors in the nation in the field of neurology.
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.
Small trial hints drug can slow Alzheimer's July 17, 2012
Some Alzheimer's patients who used the therapy, already approved for immune disorders, showed no worsening of symptoms for three years.
UCB's Neupro now available in U.S. pharmacies July 16, 2012
UCB announced today that Neupro (Rotigotine Transdermal System) is now available in U.S. pharmacies. Neupro was approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in April to treat the signs and symptoms of early and advanced stage idiopathic Parkinson's disease and moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome.
120,000 ways to die July 13, 2012
In ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Ryan McGee writes about BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner's planned attempt to break the sound barrier by free falling from 23 miles above Earth.
Book Release – Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies, 4th Edition June 29, 2012
This book, considered the 'bible' of basic epilepsy research, is essential for the student, the clinician scientist and all research scientists who conduct laboratory-based experimental epilepsy research using cellular, brain slice and animal models, as well as…
BCM researchers support work to improve neurocritical care May 29, 2012
Experts call for more clinical trails to uncover new treatment options for bleeding found within the membrane layers surrounding the brain.
Intravenous magnesium sulphate found not effective in preventing poor outcomes after stroke May 28, 2012
The topic of whether intravenous magnesium sulphate should be used to prevent poor outcomes after hemorrhagic stroke should finally come to an end after researchers have found that the…
Houston VA clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral program receives prestigious accreditation May 17, 2012
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) was recently awarded specialty accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation for its Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Program.
Rice professor doesn't limit bird photo artistry to owls May 12, 2012
An engineer retired from Cameron International and an adjunct professor of business at Rice University, his illness uncovered his "latent talent" in photography. [...] this lifelong lover of birds and the outdoors (he's also been chairman of the Houston Sierra Club), has produced work that hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts, at Baylor College of Medicine…
Neurocritical Care Research Conference returns to Houston May 9, 2012
Conference, founded by BCM researchers, brings diverse group of academic scientists together to focus on field of neuromonitoring.
Book Release – Clinical Brain Mapping May 4, 2012
This profusely illustrated, concise, yet detailed sourcebook enables both neurosurgeons and neurologists to map functions to specific cognitive and sensory locations in the brain.
Second Neurocritical Care Research Conference May 2, 2012
The Second Neurocritical Care Research Conference will be held May 18-20 in Houston.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Experimental Research May 1, 2012
Read about current research being done about BCM's Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center.
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.
Jankovic's work to be featured at neurology meeting April 20, 2012
Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, will have a busy week ahead at the American Academy of Neurology 64th Annual Meeting.
Book Release – Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition. Volume 1 - Principals of Diagnosis and Management April 12, 2012
Neurology in Clinical Practice brings you the most current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations. Drs. Daroff, Fenichel, Jankovic and Mazziotta, along with more than 150 expert contributors, present coverage of interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases and their diagnoses, neurogenetics, and many other new developments.
Book Release – Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition. Volume 2 - Neurological Disorders April 12, 2012
Neurology in Clinical Practice brings you the most current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations. Drs. Daroff, Fenichel, Jankovic and Mazziotta, along with more than 150 expert contributors, present coverage of interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases and their diagnoses, neurogenetics, and many other new developments.
Physician receives grant from Center for Space Medicine to study the effects of prolonged gravity loss on sense of smell April 9, 2012
Dr. Bershad receives grant to study the effects of body position and elevated intracranial pressure (high pressure in the brain) in humans with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH).
Book Release – Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment March 7, 2012
Hyperkinetic movement disorders comprise a range of diseases characterized by unwanted and uncontrollable, or poorly controllable, involuntary movements. The phenomenology of these disorders is quite variable encompassing chorea, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, tics, other dyskinesias, jerks and shakes.
More evidence omega-3 rich diet may protect aging brain Feb. 27, 2012
A study found that older adults with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes and performed worse on certain cognitive tests than their peers with higher levels.
Book Release – Neurological Clinical Examination: A Concise Guide, 3rd Edition Feb. 24, 2012
Neurological clinical examination: A concise guide and extensive video library provide a practical guide to the clinical neurological examination, an essential tool in the diagnosis of common and unusual neurological conditions encountered in the outpatient clinic and hospital ward.
Deep brain stimulation boosts memory Feb. 9, 2012
A new study suggests that driving electricity deep into the brain can boost memory, shedding light on a mysterious neurological process and opening the door for…
Could stimulating the brain one day treat Alzheimer's disease? Feb. 8, 2012
In a very small group of patients, sending electrical impulses to a memory-center in the brain -- via tiny implanted electrodes -- may have improved their memory.
Deep brain stimulation boosts memory Feb. 8, 2012
Driving electricity deep into the brain can improve memory, a new study found.
Study explores electrical stimulation as an aid to memory Feb. 8, 2012
A small study shows promise that could lead to clues to encoding memory and treating neurological diseases.
Beta amyloid alters cognition even in healthy adults Feb. 6, 2012
About 20% of participants older than 60 years in a new study had amyloid accumulations.
Book Release – Psychogenic Movement Disorders and Other Conversion Disorders Jan. 16, 2012
This volume gives all of the available, up-to-date information on when to think about conversion in movement disorders, how to make a diagnosis, how to use the laboratory to support a clinical diagnosis and how to develop a therapeutic plan.
Support Group for Patients with Huntington's Disease and Their Caregivers 2011 Schedule
 
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.
Okla. Couple come to Texas to help fight Parkinson's Oct. 10, 2011
An Oklahoma couple drive to Houston every few months to be a part of a landmark study on Parkinson's disease.
2011 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2011
The primary goal of this annual report is to provide a brief overview of the various activities at the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC). Consistent with our mission, the PDCMDC has continued to be engaged in a large number of clinical, research, educational and other academic activities.
VA nurse practitioner named outstanding nurse by Texas Nurses Association Sept. 28, 2011
Nurse Practitioner Jane Anderson, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C., was selected as one of the Texas Nurses Association's 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2011.
Febrile seizures linked to alkalosis Sept. 22, 2011
A new study adds to data suggesting that respiratory alkalosis could trigger febrile seizures in susceptible children.
Shulman receives a career award for medical scientists Sept. 1, 2011
Recipients named for the 2011 Career Award for Medical Scientists
Book Release – Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders: Expert Consult, 2nd Edition Aug. 25, 2011
Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders provides the complete, expert guidance you need to diagnose and manage these challenging conditions.
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.
Shulman receives a Mentored Clinical Research Award July 1, 2011
Mentored Clinical Research Award for new investigators in patient-oriented research in Parkinson's disease and related disorders.
Parkinson's disease as a punch line: Michael J. Fox on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' May 19, 2011
Michael J. Fox will play himself in this season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' while he plays off his symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Book Release – Textbook of Interventional Neurology May 9, 2011
This textbook provides a comprehensive review of principles pertinent to endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and intracranial tumors, with a detailed description of techniques for these procedures and periprocedural management strategies.
A secret in space: NASA astronaut flew on Atlantis two years after Parkinson's diagnosis April 29, 2011
It's been 15 years since former astronaut Rich Clifford boarded the shuttle Atlantis with a secret — a secret he's now willing to share. Two years before his mission, Clifford was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
BCM enrolling patients for Parkinson's study evaluating CERE-120 April 25, 2011
New study now enrolling with goal of restoring brain function to Parkinson's disease patients.
Scientists hopeful of disease breakthroughs with world's first computerised brain map April 18, 2011
Researchers spent a staggering four years piecing together minute details from brain tissue including the location of millions of genes.
Atlas gives scientists new view of the brain April 13, 2011
The online atlas documents the interplay between brain structure and biochemistry, charting genes at work throughout the human brain.
Man says Parkinson's drug made him addicted to gambling and gay sex Feb. 2, 2011
A 51-year-old man is suing the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, claiming Requip, the drug he took to treat his Parkinson's symptoms, turned him into a gambling and gay sex addict.
CME Course "Treatment of Parkinsonism and Hyperkinesias" (T.R.O.P.H.Y.) Jan. 29, 2011
This live educational activity will cover not only treatment but also the phenomenology, pathophysiology, etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of hyperkinetic movement disorders.
New blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's Jan. 7, 2011
Local doctors are working with other Texas researchers on a blood test to find Alzheimer's disease early.
Unzipping zinc protects hippocampal neurons Jan. 5, 2011
Discovery paves way for development of neuroprotective medicine for seizure, stroke, brain trauma and more.
'Goldrush' breakthrough for Alzheimer's and 130 illnesses Dec. 20, 2010
The breakthrough could greatly speed the development of new drugs for degenerative and psychiatric illnesses, as well as allowing better diagnosis.
Book Release – Movement Disorders in Childhood: Expert Consult Dec. 15, 2010
Experts in the field, Drs. Singer, Mink, Gilbert, and Jankovic, fill the gap in the market by offering the only comprehensive text devoted solely to the diagnoses and treatment of all pediatric movement disorders.
Hunter will be honored "Taking Wing" Dec. 13, 2010
Christine Hunter, R.N., C.C.R.C. will be honored at the Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas 2011 Gala, celebrating 25 years of helping Texas with Tourette syndrome soar.
Michael J. Fox: Volunteers help make Parkinson's research possible Dec. 12, 2010
I'm an advocate for Parkinson's disease research, in part because I have been living with the disease for close to 20 years - but also because the foundation I started in 2000 is convinced that we're closer than ever to developing Parkinson's treatments that far exceed what's available to patients today.
Botulinum Toxin Workshop Dec. 11, 2010
BCM Neurology faculty help organized the 4th annual Johns Hopkins Dystonia and Spasticity Practicum at the Marriott West Loop, Houston.
PDCMDC hosted visit of National Parkinson Foundation leaders and other dignitaries Dec. 2, 2010
The Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic hosted a visit by world leaders in Parkinson's disease research and other dignitaries as part of the annual meeting of the National Parkinson Foundation…
Parkinson disease study now enrolling Nov. 2, 2010
Enrollment open for study into gene therapy for Parkinson's disease.
Brain control Oct. 27, 2010
Ed Boyden is learning how to alter behavior by using light to turn neurons on and off.
Hunter honored at 2010 Huntington's Disease Society of America Dinner Gala Oct. 26, 2010
The 2010 Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Dinner Gala was held at the Houston Country Club, honoring our own Christine Hunter…
Houston's 9th Annual Run to Cure Huntington's Disease and Team Hope Walk for HD Oct. 16, 2010
 
DIME launches MS Patient Resources iPhone and iPod Touch app Oct. 12, 2010
DIME introduces MS Patient Resources, an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, enabling clinicians to bring credible, patient-focused information to the point or care.
2010 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2010
Each year I try to provide a brief overview of the various activities at the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC). Since my last annual report, the PDCMDC has been engaged in a large number of clinical, research, educational and other academic activities consistent with our missions.
Doody to present Alzheimer's lecture Oct. 1, 2010
Dr. Rachelle Doody, professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at BCM, will be the featured speaker at this year's "Update on Alzheimer's Disease" lecture.
Baylor joins Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative as official site Sept. 28, 2010
Enrollment open for Parkinson's disease program at BCM.
Rivera honored by MS organization Sept. 24, 2010
Dr. Victor M. Rivera, professor of neurology and medical director of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, was recently honored by the Latin American Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.
Athletic impacts may cause ALS-like condition Aug. 18, 2010
Dr. Harati explains the causes of ALS.
Blocking potassium channel in mice brains causes seizures July 30, 2010
BCM researchers find blocking potassium ion channel in mice can cause seizure that mimics human epilepsy.
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.
Texas scientists on verge of Alzheimer's blood test July 26, 2010
Texas scientists are on the verge of developing a blood test to identify patients with Alzheimer's disease, a potential major breakthrough in the still difficult-to-diagnose ailment. The test, details of which were presented at an international conference…
Unmasking silent killer in epilepsy July 26, 2010
Sudep, for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, accounts for up to 18 percent of all epilepsy deaths , yet many patients and their families never hear about it until someone dies.
Defective protein switch in brain causes sudden death in epilepsy, heart rhythm problems May 15, 2010
The link is a protein switch in the brain. It is associated with the most common forms of epilepsy or seizure disorder, and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine now think it causes heart rhythm disturbances and even sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
Potential role for histamine identified in Tourette's syndrome May 6, 2010
Researchers have uncovered a genetic defect in the histidine decarboxylase gene that may underlie Tourette's syndrome in a 2-generation pedigree.
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.
Can Botox stop the hands from shaking? April 22, 2010
Injections of Botox may help relieve essential tremor.
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
Second gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy found in brain, not heart April 13, 2010
Protein switch in the brain linked to common form of epilepsy may also cause heart rhythm disturbances.
Jankovic named 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award recipient April 6, 2010
Dr. Jankovic receives the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award from the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association.
Strutt invited to speak at NIH symposium March 31, 2010
Dr. Strutt will discuss her research on the neurocognitive assessment of primarily Spanish speaking adults at a symposium hosted by the National Institute on Aging.
New 2010 resident class selected March 18, 2010
We are pleased to announce the results of the 2010 Neurology Residency Match.
Assessment predicts progression of Alzheimer's Disease Feb. 24, 2010
 
Blood-nerve barrier model allows closer look at diseases affecting peripheral nerves Feb. 2, 2010
The cells regarded as the "gate-keepers" of the barrier between blood circulation and the peripheral nerves have been hard to study and even harder to isolate.
Noebels appointed to endowed chair Jan. 28, 2010
Dr. Noebels has been appointed to the Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair by Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts Jan. 6, 2010
 
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Basic Research Jan. 6, 2010
BCM researchers work to understand the fundamental mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Clinical Research Jan. 6, 2010
BCM clinical researchers seek to understand each stage of Alzheimer's Disease.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Community Outreach Jan. 6, 2010
The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center conducts community outreach.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Family Support Jan. 6, 2010
BCM works to provide support for family members of Alzheimer's patients.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Interdepartmental Research Jan. 6, 2010
BCM researchers are focused on defeating Alzheimer's.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Mitchell Foundation Pilot Projects Jan. 6, 2010
Alzheimer's disease research and treatment is funded at BCM by George and Cynthia Mitchell Foundation Pilot Projects.
BCM to analyze data collected for Alzheimer's genetic markers project Jan. 6, 2010
BCM researchers look to genetic markers to understand Alzheimer's Disease risk.
Resources available for locating full-time Alzheimer's care Jan. 6, 2010
Patients with advanced Alzheimer's Disease may require round the clock care. Resources are available.
Houston Area Huntington's Disease Support Group 2009 Schedule
 
Katy Essential Tremor Support Group 2009 Schedule
 
Loving Care Givers' Support Group 2009 Schedule
 
Jankovic gives invited "Great Teacher" lecture at NIH Dec. 9, 2009
Dr. Jankovic was selected by the National Institutes of Health as the "Great Teacher" and presented a special NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds on "Treatment of Parkinson's Disease".
Book Release – Genetics of Epilepsy and Genetic Epilepsies Nov. 23, 2009
This volume provides updated information on epilepsy genes, on the clinical picture of genetic epilepsies discovered so far, and on conceptual advances in the complicated area of genotype-phenotype correlations.
Evening with Genetics: Update on Alzheimer's disease Nov. 19, 2009
 
Suarez promoted to full professor Nov. 18, 2009
Dr. Suarez promoted to full professor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine.
MEDVAMC Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center will host November conference (Deep Brain Stimulation: Is It for You or Your Loved One?) Nov. 14, 2009
 
West receives Shining Star Nov. 12, 2009
 
Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center will host annual healthy aging seminar Nov. 6, 2009
 
Amazing Place celebrates fund-raising goal Nov. 3, 2009
Welcomed by the music of The Salvation Army's Harbor Lights Choir and event co-chairs Liz Rigney of Tanglewood and River Oaks resident Nancy Elizabeth Garfield, more than 390 guests enjoyed Amazing Place's annual luncheon and education forum on Oct. 14.
Current Neurology 2009 Oct. 31, 2009
 
Strutt named among "100 Hispanic Women in Leadership" Oct. 28, 2009
Dr. Strutt was recognized at the 2009 Hispanic Women in Leadership Gala.
HD Run/Walk Oct. 10, 2009
 
2009 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2009
I am pleased to highlight some of the accomplishments we have achieved at the PDCMDC during the past year and progress we have made since my last report.
Hutton promoted to associate professor Sept. 24, 2009
Dr. Hutton was promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Doody receives Rice alumni award Sept. 15, 2009
Rice University Alumni Association recognizes Dr. Doody, who has advanced the interest and standards of excellence of Rice through her distinctive professional career.
Jankovic profiled in the Lancet Neurology journal Sept. 15, 2009
Joseph Jankovic is a man of many passions, the chief of which is a keen interest in movement disorders. Over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years…
BCM will co-sponsor the 1st Neurocritical Care Research Conference 2009 Sept. 4, 2009
This conference intends to bridge the gap between the daily clinical care and the research ideas that will promote improved outcomes. The overall goal of this interdisciplinary scientific symposium is to bring together scientists and physicians from diverse fields with a common interest in understanding and advancing research in neurocritical care.
Update on Alzheimer's disease Aug. 27, 2009
 
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.
Neurology staff receives special recognition Aug. 20, 2009
 
York awarded Gillson Longenbaugh Foundation grant Aug. 3, 2009
Dr. York was awarded the Gillson Longenbaugh Foundation grant, based on the 2009 Junior Faculty Seed Funding Competition.
MEDVAMC designated as a southwest area Epilepsy Center of Excellence July 29, 2009
Houston VA selected as site for VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence.
Ondo promoted to full professor July 22, 2009
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Dr. William G. Ondo to full professor (with tenure) in the Department of Neurology.
Catastrophic epilepsy caused by defect in one gene July 9, 2009
A mutation in a single gene causes catastrophic epilepsy, U.S. scientists say. And that finding, they say, could lead to treatments or a cure for the disorder. People with catastrophic epilepsy suffer severe muscle spasms, persistent…
Single gene mutation responsible for catastrophic epilepsy July 8, 2009
The BCM department of neurology team replicated the defect in mice, developing a mouse model of the disease that could help researchers figure out effective treatments for and new approaches to curing the disease.
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).
Special 'epilepsy' mouse may provide new answers in disease June 15, 2009
Screening drugs that work against defects in the tiny pores or channels that allow calcium to flow in and out cells is already easier because of a specially bred mouse that has the "pure" form of absence seizures (brief lapses in consciousness) usually seen in children…
Taking on Tourette's: Families reveal their personal struggles May 22, 2009
Four teenagers who suffer from Tourette syndrome, a lifelong neurobiological disorder characterized by involuntary vocal and motor symptoms called tics, share their struggles with Tourette syndrome in video diaries with "20/20." The National Institutes of Health estimates that one in 1,000 American:hellip;
BCM has big showing of Health Care Hero finalists May 20, 2009
Baylor College of Medicine congratulates the faculty, physicians, alumni, and clinical staff who have been recognized as finalists for the 2009 Health Care Heroes Awards by the Houston Business Journal.
Commentary: Time is key in Alzheimer's research May 17, 2009
Adding to this sense of urgency are the severe financial and emotional challenges facing Alzheimer's patients and their families, not to mention the shortage of Alzheimer's clinical care options and community-based support services for caregivers. Over the next two years, our consortium plans to take Alzheimer's research to the next level…
Sodium ions findings connect epilepsy and diabetes May 15, 2009
The flow of sodium ions (charged particles of sodium) in and out of cells is controlled by tiny pores or channels. The operation of these pores is particularly critical in brain cells.
Students receive HHMI fellowships to prepare for potential research careers May 13, 2009
Five Baylor College of Medicine medical students have been accepted into the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships Program that will make it possible for them to work in the laboratory of their choice for one year.
Rice alumni association honors nine May 6, 2009
Rice alumni association honors nine. Cites contributions to university and the world.
Alumni recognized for distinguished achievements May 4, 2009
Three Rice University graduates have been selected to receive the Association…
How important is it to get treated early for Alzheimer's disease? May 4, 2009
It's very important that any symptoms of memory loss or thinking difficulties be assessed and if there is a problem, its important to know about that as early as possible. It's important both for instituting treatment and also making sure that the person doesn't go on any treatments for other…
What types of clinical trials are ongoing for Alzheimer's disease treatment, and should I be taking part in them? May 4, 2009
There are numerous clinical trials going on for people with Alzheimer's disease. And the drugs and interventions that are tested in these clinical trials are really quite diverse. So there are therapies under study that relate to neurotransmitters in the brain -- chemicals that are involved in…
Cyclists resume MS 150 ride after rainstorm April 18, 2009
Annual event raises millions in search for a cure Transforming the ride into a massive annual event has, in a way, mirrored the dramatic changes in options for MS patients, physicians said.
A daughter honors her mother with a simple bequest and aids Alzheimer's patients April 15, 2009
What I found out and what many people don't know is that we have—in our own backyards—one of the top doctors and top centers in the world dedicated to both patient care and research for Alzheimer's…
BCM's outstanding educators honored at ceremony April 15, 2009
Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized as outstanding educators for 2009. They were honored at an awards ceremony April 16 in Cullen Auditorium.
Davis receives Shining Star March 31, 2009
 
Sodium channel connects epilepsy, diabetes March 3, 2009
Tiny pore or channel that governs the flow of sodium ions in and out of a brain cell where it can trigger nervous impulses and seizures also plays a pivotal role in the release of insulin and glucagon…
Book Release – Botulinum Toxin: Therapeutic Clinical Practice and Science, Expert Consult Feb. 23, 2009
The new, therapeutically-focused Botulinum Toxin presents comprehensive, cross-disciplinary guidance on current practices, covering more than 100 non-cosmetic conditions that occur in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology, orthopedics, and surgery.
Mouse model provides clue to form of childhood epilepsy Feb. 13, 2009
Mice bred to produce too much of a protein associated with a particular form of calcium channel gene experience a "pure" form of absence seizures, identified by brief lapses in consciousness…
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.
Webster receives Shining Star Dec. 31, 2008
 
First drug for Huntington's disease Dec. 23, 2008
The first effective treatment for the symptoms of Huntington's disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug won approval after a study by Baylor College of Medicine and the Huntington Study Group, an international group of physician scientists, showed the drug's effectiveness.
Chen honored with Epilepsy Society / Milken Early Career Award Dec. 10, 2008
The American Epilepsy Society / Milken Family Foundation Early Career Physicians Scientist Award has been given to David K. Chen, M.D., director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and assistant professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Experimental pill shows promise fighting Alzheimer's Nov. 17, 2008
Experimental pill shows promise fighting Alzheimer's An experimental pill is causing a buzz among scientists who study Alzheimer's Disease. A handful of drugs already on the market help to stabilize patients.
How neurons and behavior are lined in Rett Syndrome Nov. 15, 2008
As researchers at Baylor College of Medicine study MeCP2, the protein whose lack results in Rett Syndrome—a devastating autism spectrum disorder—they have come to understand the protein's importance in normal cells and how losing it can result…
Current Neurology 2008 Nov. 7, 2008
Clinical neurology continues to evolve with the advances in science and technology. This activity will provide an update on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of common neurological problems faced by family physicians, internists, and neurologists in daily practice.
New Alzheimer's pill creating a stir Nov. 3, 2008
A new pill is causing a buzz among scientists who study Alzheimer's disease. While there are a handful of drugs on the market that help stabilize Alzheimer's patients, only Dimebon offers them the hope of regaining lost cognitive abilities.
Doctor spent decades getting tetrabenazine to market Oct. 28, 2008
Baylor College of Medicine neurologist Joseph Jankovic took more than two decades to interest a U.S. company in bringing the Huntington's disease drug to market, a goal finally achieved.
Jankovic recognized for Huntington's disease research Oct. 20, 2008
Joseph Jankovic, M.D., professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic, has been awarded the Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award from the Huntington's Disease Society of America for his leadership in research and patient care related to the disease.
Book Release – Atlas of Interventional Neurology Oct. 15, 2008
Atlas of Interventional Neurology is the first comprehensive review of the basic principles of endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
2008 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2008
Each year I try to provide a snapshot of the various activities at the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. According to the 2008 U.S. News World Report, BCM remains among the top 10 medical schools in the nation…
First drug to treat Huntington's disease approved by FDA Aug. 26, 2008
The first effective treatment for the symptoms of Huntington's disease has now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after study results by the Huntington Study Group and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston showed the drug's effectiveness.
Department of Defense awards $35M to support local brain injury research Aug. 21, 2008
Of the more than 1.5 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States, as many as 75 percent sustain a concussion, a brain injury that is classified as mild yet can lead to long-term or permanent impairments and disabilities. A consortium of physicians and scientists in the Houston region is now undertaking a research initiative to improve diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury and develop innovative treatment strategies.
FDA approves first drug for treatment of chorea in Huntington's disease Aug. 15, 2008
Research conducted by Dr. Jankovic was instrumental in getting tetrabenazine FDA-approved for the treatment of chorea in people with Huntington's disease.
Drugs may slow progress of Alzheimer's Aug. 3, 2008
Studies reported at this week's international conference on Alzheimer's disease in Chicago say several new drugs show promise in slowing the progress of Alzheimer's more than currently approved drugs — at least in preliminary human trials.
Anti-dementia drugs increase lifespan for Alzheimer's patients who take them July 30, 2008
Persistent use of anti-dementia drugs during Alzheimer's disease appears to increase life expectancy, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers during a July 30 presentation at the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference in Chicago.
Alzheimer's research brings progress, setbacks July 19, 2008
It's one step forward, one step back in the search for treatments against Alzheimer's disease. In one of two studies in the July 19 issue of The Lancet, an older drug called dimebon significantly improved Alzheimer's symptoms. But in a second report, a…
Allergy drug turned Alzheimer's therapy shows promise July 17, 2008
A pill once used as an antihistamine in Russia has shown a slight but unique promise for treating Alzheimer's disease and is now on a fast track to drug studies in the United States. The drug, called Dimebon, appeared to slow memory loss in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. But,…
Antihistamine looks promising for Alzheimer's patients July 17, 2008
Alzheimer's disease can be heartbreaking to watch and frustrating to treat. Most medicines on the market do little more than delay the inevitable mental decline. But a new drug called Dimebon appears to stop and perhaps even reverse the symptoms of the cruel and degenerative disease, according to a…
Early study reveals promising Alzheimer's disease treatment July 17, 2008
A drug once approved as an antihistamine in Russia improved thinking processes and ability to function in patients with Alzheimer's disease in a study conducted there, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Neuropathy support group presentation set July 9, 2008
The Houston Neuropathy Support Group will host a presentation on how neuropathy affects balance…
Myriad genetics stops work on Alzheimer's drug July 1, 2008
Flurizan, a drug developed by Myriad Genetics to treat Alzheimer's disease, failed in a closely watched late-stage clinical trial, dealing another blow to efforts to combat the illness.
Scientists follow evolutionary trail of molecules that cause Lou Gehrig's disease June 13, 2008
What became a scientific quest for Dr. Hugo Bellen and his colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston began by trying to define the function of a protein that plays a role in the nervous system.
Structured activities important to living with Alzheimer's disease April 8, 2008
A structured environment is key to easing some of the sleep-related problems facing people with Alzheimer's disease, said experts at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Mizrahi named chair of BCM's neurology department March 31, 2008
Dr. Eli Mizrahi has been named chairman of the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine by the college's board of trustees.
Rice, BCM partner to investigate nano-based drug therapies March 27, 2008
DoD funds $33 million brain-injury research program in Houston.
Alzheimer's drug trials offer promising results March 23, 2008
Decades of work in the laboratory may finally be paying off for Alzheimer's disease patients, as clinical trials show a variety of drugs making headway against the illness. Two drugs, Dimebon and the diabetes medication Avandia, may help curb Alzheimer's in…
Alzheimer's patients may suffer 'silent' seizures March 23, 2008
Scientists say mice genetically altered to develop an Alzheimer's-like illness undergo 'silent' brain seizures. According to researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, the…
Jankovic named distinguished chair in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine Jan. 23, 2008
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joseph Jankovic as distinguished chair in movement disorders.
Two genetic mutations might provide seizure protection Dec. 15, 2007
Two wrongs can make a right—at least in the genetics of the brain, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher in a recent report in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Current Neurology 2007 Nov. 9, 2007
Previous program participants have requested and supported the need for a comprehensive review and update in selected areas for the practicing neurologist with a focus on movement disorders. As clinical neurology continues to evolve with the explosion of discoveries in the neurosciences, the neurology faculty and the CME planning committee strongly concur with the need to such a conference.
PDCMDC 30th anniversary celebration Nov. 8, 2007
 
Epilepsy genes may cancel each other Nov. 4, 2007
Inheriting two genetic mutations that can individually cause epilepsy might actually be "seizure-protective," said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
'Hidden' brain abnormalities common Oct. 31, 2007
Could you have a brain tumor -- and not even know it? New research suggests that benign brain tumors, hidden brain aneurysms and 'silent' strokes are all more common than we think. And some of us are walking around with them without even knowing it.
'Silent seizures' could explain confusion in Alzheimer's Oct. 15, 2007
Waxing and waning periods of confusion, characteristic of people with Alzheimer's disease, have long puzzled physicians who treat patients with the disease.
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.
Blood test may predict Alzheimer's disease Oct. 14, 2007
Alzheimer's experts are optimistic that a new type of blood test could one day allow doctors to accurately predict one's risk of developing the degenerative disease. While prior research has suggested that imaging techniques and tests on spinal fluid could also be used to predict the risk of…
2007 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2007
This is the season when I annually reflect on our achievements during the past year and the challenges we are facing in the future. I am pleased to highlight some of the accomplishments and progress we have made over the past year.
Skin patch spells relief for Parkinson's patients Sept. 15, 2007
A new skin-based method—a patch—to administer medicine to Parkinson's disease patients could deliver big benefits.
'Silent' seizures behind 'spells' of increased confusion in Alzheimer's patients Sept. 7, 2007
A new study has found that mice genetically engineered to have Alzheimer's disease suffer silent seizures which may occur due to cellular changes.
Mice with Alzheimer's disease suffer silent seizures Sept. 5, 2007
Mice genetically engineered to have a disease like Alzheimer's have "silent" seizures that appear related to cellular changes involving the excess accumulations of the protein amyloid beta…
Collection Plate: Calendar of Events – Alzheimer's Sept. 1, 2007
Dr. Rountree to speak on existing and potential treatment options…
Parkinson's study investigates benefits of creatine Aug. 15, 2007
Baylor College of Medicine is one of 52 sites across the United States and Canada testing the ability of the investigational drug creatine to slow the clinical decline associated with Parkinson's disease.
HD Symposium July 15, 2007
 
Mitchell uses legendary drive to improve health care July 15, 2007
George P. Mitchell thinks a lot about the future. He not only wonders about his own future, but also about the future of society and humanity in general.
Parkinson's skin patch 'a big plus' July 5, 2007
James Papadakis was two years into his battle with Parkinson's disease and his symptoms had taken a turn for the worse when his Baylor College of Medicine doctor suggested an experimental new skin patch back in 2002.
VA study questions assumptions behind wide-spread adoption of intra-arterial treatments for stroke June 22, 2007
Researchers at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) have found medical treatment for stroke seems overall to be just as effective as more invasive procedures using intra-arterial catheters.
Neurology faculty to lead national organizations June 15, 2007
Victor Rivera, M.D., professor of neurology, has been named the first chairman of the Hispanic Advisory Council of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dennis Landis, M.D., chair of neurology, has been inaugurated as president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology.
Bracing for the Alzheimer's surge June 14, 2007
"It's very sad. It's a very sad disease. It's sad to watch. It's sad when she asks who you are [and] doesn't remember her own grandson, but that's part of the progression."
Antihistamine shows promise in treating Alzheimer's June 11, 2007
Dimebon, a drug long used as an antihistamine in Russia, is showing what some say are surprisingly strong results in treating Alzheimer's disease.
Minor strokes hardly harmless, know the signs May 1, 2007
No one is at zero risk for stroke, which explains why it is vital to know the signs and understand how to decrease the chance of experiencing a stroke.
Volunteers needed for Alzheimer's study on omega-3 fatty acid benefits April 25, 2007
 
Alzheimer's gene study recruiting patients April 24, 2007
 
Study of brain may show link to violent acts April 22, 2007
The speculation, never accepted or discredited, held that because the tumor pressed on a frontal region of the brain responsible for fear responses and aggression, it triggered Whitman's fatal rage. Neuroimaging, which scans blood flow to determine which parts of the brain are active during various tasks, has identified regions where dysfunction is associated with violent behavior.
The ALS Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston certified as Center of Excellence by the ALS Association April 12, 2007
The ALS Association has officially recognized the ALS Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston as its 30th Certified Center.
Jankovic recognized for movement disorders research March 15, 2007
Joseph Jankovic, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award.
New laboratory among first to test involuntary function disorders March 15, 2007
Patients with autonomic neuropathies—disorders that disrupt involuntary bodily actions like heart rate and sweating—can now receive some information about their individual problem in the newly opened Autonomic Function Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
The politics of Alzheimer's March 15, 2007
Alzheimer's Awareness Day on Feb. 6, 2007, was not just another day at the office for Baylor College of Medicine Alzheimer's expert Rachelle Doody, M.D., Ph.D. Instead of attending to patients in her clinic as usual, she was roaming the halls of the Texas Capitol building, trying her hand at "academic lobbying."
Log off to 'nod off' Dec. 20, 2006
"Most people will have some insomnia at some point during their lives," said Dr. Michael Abene, assistant professor of neurology and neurophysiology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Book Release – Avoiding Common ICU Errors Nov. 29, 2006
This pocket book succinctly describes 318 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, interns, nurses, and nurse-anesthetists in the intensive care unit, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors.
Nationally recognized stroke expert to lead BCM neurology Nov. 17, 2006
 
New laboratory among first to test involuntary function disorders Nov. 8, 2006
 
Doctor researches Alzheimer's disease Nov. 2, 2006
Dr. Rachelle Doody was recognized Oct. 11 by The Seniors Place, 2714 Joanel, an adult day care center for Alzheimer's patients, for her work with Alzheimer's disease.
Physician aids Alzheimer's research Nov. 2, 2006
When Dr. Rachelle Doody opened an Alzheimer's disease research clinic for Baylor College of Medicine in 1989, she had no idea what her practice would become.
2006 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2006
This Thanksgiving season I again wish to share with you my pride of the accomplishments of our team and to update you on the clinical, research and educational activities of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.
Epilepsy trial to evaluate electrical implant device Oct. 24, 2006
 
Book Release – Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 5th Edition Sept. 29, 2006
Written by an international group of renowned experts, the Fifth Edition of this premier reference provides comprehensive, current information on the genetics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and behavioral and psychologic concomitants of all common and uncommon movement disorders.
Book Release – Management of Acute Stroke/CVA: Focus on Blood Flow Regulation and Blood Pressure Sept. 15, 2006
This little book can serve as a virtual algorithm for the management of blood pressure and thus perfusion pressure in patients with strokes of many kinds and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Symposium to provide update on Alzheimer's research Aug. 29, 2006
 
Dinner of Champions benefits Maxine Mesinger MS Clinic July 15, 2006
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Lone Star Chapter presented a check for more than $75,000 at the MS Society's Dinner of Champions, benefiting the Maxine Mesinger MS Clinic.
Parkinson's patients stomach new drug better than conventional meds June 12, 2006
Several studies conducted at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston show that a new kind of orally disintegrating tablets provides improved symptom relief for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Hurricane damage poses no 'hazard' to record-breaking golf benefit April 15, 2006
 
Understanding the brain and movement April 15, 2006
 
Drug promising for advanced Alzheimer's March 27, 2006
An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's may allow treatment at a later stage than other medications, but some experts question the drug's benefits. The drug, known as Memantine, has been on the market for a decade in Germany and was recently recommended for approval by the European Union's…
Doctors not surprised by 11 patient deaths in dementia drug trial March 17, 2006
Doctors were not surprised to hear the news that 11 people in a clinical trial died while taking Aricept, a drug currently approved for use for patients with Alzheimer's disease. What was surprising, they said, was the lack of deaths in the placebo group.
First Colony man overcomes Tourette's Syndrome March 12, 2006
First Colony resident Sean A. Wolfson was often asked to sit in the back of a school classroom because of Tourette's Syndrome.
Multiple sclerosis public lecture to highlight genetic origins March 10, 2006
 
Ion channel interaction sheds light on epilepsy, other neurological disorders March 7, 2006
Researchers discovered the mechanism that facilitates how two ion channels collaborate in the control of electrical signals in the brain. They showed that the channels were anchored by a third protein at key locations on the nerve cell surface, and also found that the channel partnership is present in all vertebrates, but lacking in invertebrates.
VA growing to improve care for wounded Feb. 3, 2006
The pervasive use of improvised explosive devices and other weaponry in Iraq and Afghanistan has produced a new medical approach: polytrauma care, a term coined for the head trauma, severed limbs, hearing and vision loss, and other injuries that U.S. troops are suffering in numbers not seen before.
Hurricane Rita poses no threat to Parkinson's golf tournament's record-breaking success Jan. 15, 2006
Undaunted by Hurricane Rita, former Beaumont Mayor Maury Meyers and fellow organizers rescheduled the Dr. Sol and Miriam Rogers Golf Tournament and succeeded in raising $62,000 for Parkinson's disease research…
Marti Shlenker Memorial Golf Tournament raises $75,000 for peripheral neuropathy Jan. 15, 2006
Dozens of golfers showed off their best swings at Karpas Properties' Marti Shlenker Memorial Golf Tournament held October 29 at the Wildcat Golf Club to raise money for peripheral neuropathy.
Physical activity keeps Parkinson's at bay Jan. 10, 2006
"There's no doubt that people who have a positive attitude and exercise generally cope with the disease much better than those who don't," said Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Community – Neuropathy topic of Q&A forum Jan. 5, 2006
The session will be lead by the group's medical advisors, Dr. Yadollah Harati, director of the Neuromuscular Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, director of the Neuromuscular Disease Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
ALS Clinic strives to provide more comprehensive care for patients Nov. 15, 2005
 
2005 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2005
Each year I look forward to the Thanksgiving season as this offers an opportunity to express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their continued support and to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation supports Alzheimer's research Oct. 15, 2005
Baylor College of Medicine is privileged to count Cynthia and George Mitchell among its most loyal and generous supporters.
Houston's 4th Annual Huntington's Disease Society of America 5K Run/Walk Sept. 10, 2005
Members of the Baylor HDSA Center of Excellence participated in Houston's 4th Annual Huntington's Disease Society of America 5K run/walk…
New ALS clinic to open Friday Aug. 25, 2005
Baylor says the clinic will enlist experts in diverse fields (including respiratory, speech, occupational, physical, psychosocial and dietary) and will give special attention to patients' emotional needs by alerting them to all medical and community resources available.
ALS Clinic to broaden treatment for sufferers of "Lou Gehrig's disease" Aug. 24, 2005
 
The art of giving and healing July 15, 2005
Whether it was Miro or Warhol, Caroline Wiess Law knew art. She was passionate about the many masterpieces she ran across in her lifetime of commitment to supporting fine arts.
BCM residents recognized for teaching excellence July 8, 2005
 
New hope for Alzheimer's sufferers? April 18, 2005
Alzheimer's disease, the neurological disorder that affects some 5 million Americans, may in some cases be preceded by an ailment called mild cognitive impairment. But some researchers are skeptical that MCI, marked by the progressive loss of memory, is even a real disorder.
Epilepsy: Seeking the cause of a lonely disease April 15, 2005
When the woman at the computer terminal burst into tears, she flabbergasted Dr. Jeffrey Noebels. As the first person to enter information into a database of families affected by epilepsy, she had seemed excited about the prospect.
MS 150 riders gear up to race for research April 14, 2005
The real reason the MS 150 has grown so dramatically — the number of riders had to be capped this year — may be the demonstrable success in multiple sclerosis research and treatment supported by race funds, researchers and race officials say.
Book Release – Dystonia. World Federation of Neurology Seminars in Clinical Neurology, Volume 3 April 1, 2005
This volume is the third in a series developed under the auspices of the World Federation of Neurology to meet the needs of neurologists who must practice medicine without many of the advantages that are often taken for granted in the industrialized world.
Baylor worried as Methodist lures research staff March 20, 2005
Can the city's overall best hospital and the state's best medical school, with their former union dissolved for almost a year, have at least a decorous relationship, or will the titanic split continue to divide a health metropolis built on cooperation?
Ailing, aged find inspiration in pope's endurance Feb. 26, 2005
For more than a quarter century, the world has looked on as the once vibrant and globe-trotting pope has aged, his speech slurring and step faltering with Parkinson's disease.
Breathing trouble could be tied to pneumonia Feb. 26, 2005
But in patients such as Pope John Paul II, who also suffers from Parkinson's disease, the problem could stem from something other than the flu.
Doody named to Cain Chair in Alzheimer's research Feb. 16, 2005
Baylor College of Medicine's Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Rachelle Doody to become the Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research.
Effectiveness of Parkinson's drug upheld Feb. 15, 2005
 
Alzheimer's event to spotlight progress, charity Feb. 11, 2005
A free public gathering at Silverado Senior Living Thursday, Feb. 17 will highlight community efforts and medical research benefiting patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Genetic mutation sheds light on Parkinson's origins Jan. 28, 2005
Neurologists have isolated a gene mutation responsible for both familial and sporadic forms of Parkinson's disease.
Botox suppresses involuntary tics Jan. 15, 2005
 
Tourette Syndrome and Related Neurobehavioral Disorders (ADHD, OCD) Symposium Jan. 14, 2005
 
Botox may help people with movement disorders Jan. 11, 2005
The long-term effects of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) in patients with severe movement disorders confirm the safety of the toxin's use in controlled dosages, according to a recent study at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Prescriptions for Health – Top neurologists to speak at forum Dec. 30, 2004
The Houston Neuropathy Support Group will host a question-and-answer forum with a panel of Houston's top neurologists Jan. 10.
Toxic treatment could turn tide on Tourette's Dec. 17, 2004
The cosmetic cure-all Botox may have found another market: sufferers of Tourette's syndrome.
Patients with more severe Alzheimer's may benefit from new treatment Nov. 16, 2004
Patients in the moderate to severe stages of Alzheimer's disease may benefit from a new drug available in pharmacies this month.
2004 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2004
As in the past, the Thanksgiving season has offered me an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine and to express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Neuroimaging initiative to track early signs of Alzheimer's disease Oct. 19, 2004
Researchers are looking for ways to spot early warning signs in the brain of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Hypothermia improves recovery rate from cardiac arrest Oct. 15, 2004
 
Looking for epilepsy answer Oct. 15, 2004
 
Alzheimer's disease: Approaches to caregiving Oct. 12, 2004
Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease patients are invited to a free lecture on providing care on Thursday.
Golf tournament to benefit Parkinson's research Sept. 23, 2004
A charity golf tournament tees off Oct. 18 at the Brentwood Country Club in Beaumont, benefiting research efforts at Baylor College of Medicine for a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Huntington's disease gala to spotlight research progress Sept. 16, 2004
The Huntington's Disease Society of America will host a dinner and gala Sept. 22, benefiting local research efforts for a cure for the degenerative disease.
Early diagnosis of memory problems key to treatment Sept. 15, 2004
 
Hypothermia more helpful than harmful in cases of stroke, cardiac arrest Sept. 9, 2004
A low body temperature can kill you, but it can also save your life.
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.
Baylor urges staff to be unified during Methodist split July 21, 2004
In April, Baylor announced that although Methodist will continue to collaborate on some Baylor programs, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital will be its new primary partner, and the college will build its own one-stop outpatient clinic.
Stem cell research plays small role in Alzheimer's research July 9, 2004
As proponents of stem cell research rally behind hopes of curing Alzheimer's disease, the answers likely lie elsewhere.
BCM team investigates early signs, treatments of Huntington's June 15, 2004
 
Neuroscientists have birdsong on the brain June 15, 2004
 
BCM team investigates early signs, treatments of Huntington's June 7, 2004
Identifying the first indicators of Huntington's Disease could improve treatment options for the disorder, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Alzheimer's foreseen as a growing problem June 6, 2004
Alzheimer's disease, the feared ailment that afflicted former President Reagan for a decade before he died Saturday, will be a growing problem as the population ages.
Baylor honors Alumni Association president, alumni, faculty May 5, 2004
Baylor College of Medicine recently honored distinguished former students and current faculty members at its 42nd Annual Alumni Awards Banquet, part of a weekend of talks, open houses, and receptions for alumni celebrating reunions.
Baylor students, faculty greet move with mixed feelings April 23, 2004
Some programs will stay at Methodist, and residents already working at Methodist will remain until their training is completed. Teaching hospitals serve as classrooms for physicians, medical students and residents.
Grant funds study of rare diseases Feb. 15, 2004
 
Alzheimer's patients benefiting from Baylor testing Jan. 31, 2004
It won't be just my name or who I am (that he forgets), it's going to be how to eat, daily activities. Mematine, used in clinical trials at Baylor's Alzheimer's Disease Center in 2001 and 2002, is the first member of a new class of medications…
Book Release – Critical Care Neurology and Neurosurgery Jan. 13, 2004
An authoritative and comprehensive review of the most important clinical issues facing critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical patients.
Local group to host neuropathy experts Jan. 1, 2004
The Houston Neuropathy Support Group will host medical advisers Dr. Yadollah Harati, professor of neurology and director of neuromuscular diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, director of the neuromuscular program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, at its next meeting.
Multiple sclerosis expert recognized for volunteerism Dec. 31, 2003
Dr. Victor Rivera, a professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and medical director of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at BCM and The Methodist Hospital, has been honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Alzheimer's patients benefit from simple holiday strategies Nov. 7, 2003
A few simple strategies can help draw isolated Alzheimer's patients back into holiday gatherings.
Book Release – Atlas of Neonatal Electroencephalography, 3rd Edition Nov. 4, 2003
Thoroughly revised and updated by internationally recognized experts, the Third Edition of this popular and widely used atlas reflects twelve years of vital advances in electrodiagnosis of neurologic function in neonates.
Grant funds study of rare diseases Nov. 3, 2003
Genetics and neurology experts at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital will study three rare diseases, Rett, Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes in a special center established with a $6.25 million five-year federal grant announced today.
2003 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2003
Each year I look forward to preparing this brief report of our clinical, research and educational activities because it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine during the past year and to express my gratitude to my patients, friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Nematode 'worms' its way into scientific history Oct. 15, 2003
 
Occurrence of ALS higher in Gulf War veterans Oct. 15, 2003
Finding the disease's underlying cause has frustrated patients and doctors searching for a cure. A new study linking veterans of the Gulf War to ALS raises intriguing questions about who is more at risk for the disease.
Golf tournament to support Parkinson's disease research Sept. 23, 2003
Golf lovers can tee off for a good cause Oct. 20 at the Dr. Sol and Miriam Rogers Memorial Golf Tourney in Beaumont. All proceeds from the event will go to the Parkinson's Research Endowment Fund at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Studies link service in Gulf War to Gehrig's Disease Sept. 23, 2003
Dr. Yadollah Harati, a co-author of the Department of Veterans Affairs' study and formerly the chief of neurology at the Houston Veteran Affairs Medical Center, said he was at first skeptical of a link between the Gulf War and ALS.
Clinic design focuses on needs of MS patients Sept. 15, 2003
 
New multiple sclerosis clinic provides comprehensive care Sept. 15, 2003
 
New MS clinic provides comprehensive care Sept. 3, 2003
The Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital opened today in Houston. The new clinic is designed to give patients unique access to care from a variety of specialists and medical staff, including neurologists, gynecologists, urologists, physical therapists and social workers.
Calendar – Multiple sclerosis program Aug. 21, 2003
Drs. Hutton and Foroozan will speak about optic neuritis in MS.
Baylor searches for neurodegenerative disease biomarkers Aug. 15, 2003
 
Book Release – Infantile Spasms: Diagnosis, Management, and Prognosis July 31, 2003
The etiology of infantile spasms/West syndrome remains unknown; the pathophysiology is poorly understood and the optimal course of treatment is controversial.
Fish in diet of elderly may help ward off Alzheimer's July 22, 2003
The meals included tuna sandwiches, fish sticks and shellfish; the amounts eaten were not specified. The researchers found an association between eating fish and a reduced risk of Alzheimer's even after adjusting for age, sex, ethnicity and risk factors like heart disease.
Inflammation is key to ALS July 15, 2003
 
Hormone therapy increases risk of dementia June 15, 2003
 
Rare neurological disease brings couple closer together June 8, 2003
In August 2000, Joe was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurological illness that attacks portions of the midbrain, or movement center, which controls balance and speech.
Faculty members honored for excellence April 30, 2003
Baylor College of Medicine recognized faculty members for excellence in education during an April 30 presentation at the College.
Baylor neurologist honored for ALS research April 15, 2003
 
Drug reduces decline in more severe Alzheimer's April 15, 2003
 
Research on epilepsy: Damage control April 15, 2003
 
Advanced stages of Alzheimer's targeted April 3, 2003
A drug that delays mental deterioration in Alzheimer's patients would be the first effective treatment for advanced stages of the brain-robbing disease, according to a study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine and other centers.
Michael J. Fox to attend Baylor Parkinson's fundraiser Feb. 28, 2003
Michael J. Fox will be the special guest at the Parkinson's Research Endowment Fund Dinner March 6.
Cholesterol-lowering drug offers hope for Alzheimer's patients Feb. 15, 2003
 
Noebels elected president of American Epilepsy Society Feb. 15, 2003
Jeffrey L. Noebels, professor of neurology, neuroscience, and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, has been elected president of the American Epilepsy Society for 2003. Noebels is director of the Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory at The Methodist Hospital.
Rivera recognized for Multiple Sclerosis work Jan. 15, 2003
 
Medical Notes – Neurology professor gets volunteer award Nov. 28, 2002
Dr. Victor Rivera, professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and attending and deputy chief of neurology at The Methodist Hospital, was recently named 2002 volunteer of the year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
2002 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2002
Each year during the season of Thanksgiving I take the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine and to express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Research offers hope to patients with Parkinson's disease Oct. 10, 2002
 
Botox used to treat eye disorder Sept. 19, 2002
Thirty years ago, blepharospasm -- a condition in which involuntary muscle contractions can cause the eyelid to close -- was misdiagnosed as dry eye, an allergy problem or nervous habit.
New standards for Alzheimer's treatment Sept. 3, 2002
 
Retiring county commissioner says he still feels 'great' Aug. 23, 2002
Harris County Commissioner Jim Fonteno, affectionately called "the dean" of Commissioners Court by his colleagues, said Thursday he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Pope's failing health plaguing latest tour of Americas July 23, 2002
The 82-year-old pontiff is showing the wear of time and Parkinson's disease as he embarks today on the 97th trip of his 24-year pontificate -- an 11-day tour to Canada, Guatemala and Mexico.
Medical Notes – Seminar to cover stress caused by chronic illness May 14, 2002
Naomi Nelson, assistant professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, will talk about stress caused by chronic illness at the next monthly meeting of the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County.
Green light for green tea April 16, 2002
Polyphenols in drink may protect against Parkinson's disease, research shows.
Device helps relieve more than tremors Jan. 29, 2002
The arsenal for treating Parkinson's disease got a bit bigger this month when the Food and Drug Administration approved a new application of an existing procedure for reducing the ailment's debilitating symptoms.
Testosterone may help fight Alzheimer's Jan. 24, 2002
Testosterone, the hormone associated with "manly" behavior, aggression and increased sex drive, could play a role in fighting Alzheimer's disease. In a new study conducted with female rats at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, testosterone injections prevented a key biochemical abnormality occurring in the disease.
Baylor studies Alzheimer's vaccine Jan. 8, 2002
An experimental vaccine for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease is undergoing phase II clinical trials at Baylor College of Medicine.
2001 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2001
As we approach this year's season of thanksgiving and reflect on the tragic events of the recent past I would like to provide this uplifting update on the activities of our Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center over the past year. I also want to express my deep gratitude for the positive year of accomplishment and share with you my vision for the future of the Center.
Special vest makes a health statement for sufferers of MS Oct. 2, 2001
Thanks to a vest that has nothing to do with fashion, multiple sclerosis patient Michael Fagan was able to enjoy outdoor activities this summer such as a July 4th celebration and dinner on the Boardwalk in Kemah.
Drug testing on children aids in treatment July 22, 2001
In Houston, drug manufacturers can tap into an array of reputable facilities -- Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, to name two -- where top-notch researchers are eager to try novel therapies that could help children like Abel, for whom conventional treatments have been unsuccessful.
Neurological disorders topic of session at school April 4, 2001
The Health and Safety Committee of the Parent Teacher Organization will present a full-day program, Monday on education and tolerance of children with attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders and Tourette syndrome.
Of Note – Parkinson's group to host discussion on dementia Feb. 13, 2001
Dr. Tintner will talk about dementia and Parkinson's at the next meeting of the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County
Health Watch – Parkinson's disease Feb. 11, 2001
Dr. Tintner will speak on "Dementia and Parkinsonism" at the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County meeting.
New state-of-the-art digital instrumentation installed in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Sleep laboratories 2000
 
Taming Restless Leg Syndrome April 22, 1999
Low doses of certain Parkinson's disease medications are proving effective in controlling Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a disorder that causes unpleasant crawling and aching sensations and an urge to move the legs.
Book Release – Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Seizures Jan. 15, 1998
Accessible to the full range of clinicians who care for neonates, this expert guide addresses issues critical to diagnosing and managing neonatal seizures, providing dozens of helpful diagnostic, treatment, and prognostic algorithms…
Two gene discoveries help explain the misfires of epilepsy in the brain Dec. 30, 1997
The discovery of two new human genes that cause a form of epilepsy is expected to throw light on the nature of the disease as well as on the general principles by which the brain operates.
Gene study finds link to type of epilepsy in surprising place March 22, 1996
Researchers say they have identified a gene responsible for a form of epilepsy, a finding that surprised scientists and pointed them in a new direction in efforts to understand other types of the disease.
Book Release – Brain Development and Epilepsy April 27, 1995
This integrated volume applies the emerging concepts in developmental neurobiology to an understanding of the origins of the epilepsies of childhood.
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology opens expanded EEG/Video monitoring lab facilities with paperless EEG technology 1994
 
Clinical neurophysiology at BCM contracts with National Institutes of Health to evaluate new anti-epileptic drugs 1992
 
BCM opens the Neurophysiology Laboratory at Texas Children's, with facilities for full services including EEG, EEG-video monitoring, polysomnography, evoked potentials, and intraoperative monitoring 1991
 
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology establishes the Clinical Research Center for Neonatal Seizures with support by National Institutes of Health 1991
 
BCM opens expanded Sleep Lab facilities 1991
 
Book Release – Problems and Concepts in Developmental Neurophysiology July 1, 1989
Fifteen contributions illustrate basic principles, concepts and methodologies of developmental neurophysiology of the mammalian central nervous system, providing an introduction for investigators and clinicians who require an essential knowledge of the ontogeny of the brain.
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology develops intraoperative EEG and EP monitoring service 1982
 
BCM establishes the Epilepsy Research Center which receives continuous support from National Institutes of Health 1975
 
BCM pioneers EEG/video/polygraphic monitoring studies 1974
 
Clinical neurophysiology at BCM designs on-board EEG equipment for use by NASA to analyze astronaut's sleep pattern during prolonged space flight 1973
 
BCM opens evoked potential laboratory 1972
 
BCM opens first sleep lab in Houston 1971
 
Clinical neurophysiology at BCM develops techniques and performs prolonged EEG and sleep monitoring in undersea habitat (Tektite) 1969
 
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology records the first EEG during space flight (Gemini VII) 1965
 
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology performs the first intraoperative monitoring of spinal cord function during aortic aneurysm and scoliosis surgery 1959
 
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology publishes first modern textbooks devoted entirely to epilepsy in children 1957
 
BCM performs the first intraoperative EEG monitoring of carotid artery surgery 1957
 
Clinical neurophysiology at BCM initiates service to Texas Children's, Houston's first hospital for children 1954
 
BCM records the first EEG from the depths of the brain for detection of seizure focus 1953
 
BCM Clinical Neurophysiology conducts the first application of radioisotope techniques to the localization of brain tumors in correlation with EEG findings 1951
 
Clinical neurophysiology at BCM enters into the field of epilepsy surgery 1951
 
BCM establishes first major comprehensive clinic for children with epilepsy (Blue Bird Circle Clinic) 1949
 
BCM opens the first hospital-based EEG and clinical neurophysiology program in Houston at The Methodist Hospital 1949