Brain News

Alzheimer’s mouse model seizures disrupt adult neurogenesisJun 25, 2019
Working with animal models of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers discovered that seizures that are associated with the disease both in animal models and humans alter the normal dynamics of neurogenesis in adult brains.
Understanding brain activity when you name what you seeJun 25, 2019
A report shows that a reliable sequence of neural interactions occurs in the human brain that corresponds to the visual processing stage, the language state when we think of the name, and finally the articulation state when we say the name.
Unexpected link found between feeding, memory brain areasJan 22, 2019
The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the feeding and the memory centers of the brain.
Fungi cause brain infection and memory impairment in miceJan 4, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.
Malignant brain tumors found in higher numbers in AppalachiaDec 20, 2018
A recent study showed that compared to the rest of the U.S., the Appalachian region has a 5 percent higher incidence of malignant primary brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors.
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.