Brain News

Understanding formation of neurons in adult brainsDec 5, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain.
Making moves to understand cognitive function in the brainOct 22, 2018
In a study in the current edition of Nature, researchers at Baylor have found the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive functions.
Volunteers sought for deep brain stimulation study on OCDOct 8, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is seeking volunteers who want to take part in a study looking for new ways to treat obsessive compulsive disorder.
Grant addresses cognitive decline in aging populationSep 12, 2018
A new grant is looking at designing a smart home environment powered by a wearable device and connected smart tags that would help monitor day-to-day tasks of a dementia patient.
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.