Brain News

Link between herpes virus infections, Alzheimer’s refutedDec 18, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report today in the journal Neuron evidence that refutes the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease.
Proton radiotherapy better for pediatric brain cancer patientsNov 27, 2019
Researchers examined children treated with two different kinds of radiotherapy—proton radiotherapy and photon radiotherapy—and found those treated with proton radiotherapy had less intellectual decline. 
Improving memory deficits in Down syndrome modelNov 14, 2019
A new study reports that the defects in a conserved stress pathway dubbed the ‘integrated stress response,’ or ISR, could explain the cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Down syndrome.
Deep neural networks uncover what brains likes to seeNov 4, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel computational approach to accelerate finding these optimal brain stimuli.
New therapeutic strategy may help PTEN mutation symptomsOct 21, 2019
A new study offers a potential new approach to therapy for children with mutations in PTEN who exhibit autism, macrocephaly (an abnormally large skull), intellectual disability and epilepsy.
Meningioma molecular profile can predict tumor recurrenceOct 7, 2019
Researchers report that using molecular profiles might better predict meningioma recurrence.
Researchers find regulator for brain injury's first responderSep 9, 2019
A multi-institutional group has identified nuclear factor I-A (NFIA) as a central regulator of both the generation and activity of reactive astrocytes, the brain's first responders.
Brain circuit connects feeding, mood in response to stressSep 5, 2019
Researchers looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain. 
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.