Unexpected link found between feeding, memory brain areas Jan 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 mice Jan 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 Appalachia Dec 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 brains Dec 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 brain Oct 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 OCD Oct 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 population Sep 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’s Jun 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 trials Apr 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 depression Feb 9, 2018 Two Baylor physicians have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to work toward a better understanding of the neurocircuitry of depression.