Brain News

New McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine to study biophysics of cognitionApr 29, 2016
Dr. Nuo Li is the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in lifeMar 30, 2016
The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.
Understanding obesity from the inside out Mar 14, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers collaborate on new lab method that reveals the roles of GABA in the control of appetite and metabolism.
Unlocking the secrets of the brain’s intelligence to develop smarter technologiesMar 10, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine leads a team of scientists who aim to reveal the computational building blocks of our brain and use them to create smarter learning machines.
Study provides consensus on association between allergies and glioma risk Feb 5, 2016
Researchers found an inverse association between allergies, asthma and eczema and a brain cancer called glioma, meaning that people who have the allergic conditions may be less likely to develop the brain cancer.
A new, multidisciplinary approach to classify cell types in the brainDec 21, 2015
New test leads team to vital clues for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Wiring rules untangle brain circuitry Nov 30, 2015
Baylor research team shows basic wiring of the local circuitry of the neocortex can be captured using a few connectivity rules that are recycled across the layers of the neocortex.
BRAIN Initiative supports Baylor researchersNov 3, 2015
Baylor scientists and their collaborators have been awarded $3.7 million from the BRAIN Initiative to study what happens in the brain as we interact with the world around us.
Newest McNair Scholar named at Baylor College of MedicineNov 2, 2015
Dr. François St-Pierre, a quantitative neuroscientist and neuroengineer, has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor neuroscientist’s series premieres on PBSOct 13, 2015
Dr. David Eagleman hosts a six-part weekly series on PBS taking viewers on a visual journey into the workings of the brain, focusing on what makes us think and feel.