Brain News

New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypesYesterday
Researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy have conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
Neurons deep in brain more active than once thoughtMar 21, 2017
New research may signal a major shift in our understanding of how the cerebellum encodes information.
Research reveals how brain remembers fearful experiencesFeb 20, 2017
Researchers show for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience
Vital links between brain tumors, epileptic seizures foundFeb 7, 2017
Research suggests detecting brain tumors at the earliest possible stage and eliminating them before seizures begin might be possible one day.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Baylor College of Medicine researcher and collaborators awarded grant through NIH BRAIN InitiativeOct 13, 2016
Dr. Wayne Goodman and his collaborators were awarded a grant to support research toward developing a new generation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology.
Directional deep brain stimulation for movement disorders now being usedOct 7, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine doctors are now using a recently FDA-approved, directional deep brain stimulation system with current steering capabilities to treat movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
Small brain region plays a major role in the control of appetite; possible link to nicotineOct 3, 2016
A new study on the brain cells that moderate hunger opens the possibility of developing drugs to help treat obesity.