Brain News

Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer’sJun 5, 2018
New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Ethicists: access needed after brain implant clinical trialsApr 24, 2018
In new research from Baylor College of Medicine, the ethical questions surrounding what happens to trial participants when these trials end are examined. 
BRAIN grant funds study of neurocircuitry of depressionFeb 9, 2018
Two Baylor physicians have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to work toward a better understanding of the neurocircuitry of depression.
Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’sNov 13, 2017
An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease.
BRAIN Initiative grant aims to identify brain's building blocksOct 24, 2017
The National Institutes of Health has undertaken an ambitious program to establish a comprehensive reference cell atlas of the brain.
Grant funds study of ethics of adaptive deep brain stimulationOct 24, 2017
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy been awarded a grant in order to identify and evaluate the ethical, legal and social concerns with adaptive deep brain stimulation technologies.
Breakdown of brain cells’ collaboration linked to Alzheimer’sSep 28, 2017
Researchers have discovered that a critical partnership between brain cells fails, neurodegeneration follows, opening a path to a better understanding of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
DNA looping may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumorsSep 11, 2017
The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors.
Substance addiction changes mother’s response to infantJul 26, 2017
Researchers found that a mother’s brain response to her own infant is modified in the presence of substance addiction.
Lunatic Fringe gene plays key role in renewable brainJul 19, 2017
Researchers have found a novel mechanism by which descendants of neural stem cells can send feedback signals to alter the division and the fate of the mother cell.