Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatment Oct 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 Icelanders Oct 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 Initiative Oct 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 used Oct 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 nicotine Oct 3, 2016 A new study on the brain cells that moderate hunger opens the possibility of developing drugs to help treat obesity.
Anti-depressants may prevent onset of depression in patients with traumatic brain injuries Sep 14, 2016 A study by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa suggests that anti-depressants may not be useful when depression has already had its onset in patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Don’t be hard-headed about concussion recovery Sep 7, 2016 Pushing the brain too quickly after a concussion can potentially delay healing, said Dr. Craig DiTommaso, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Rett and MECP2 duplication syndrome mice have identical malfunction in neural circuits that can be corrected by DBS Aug 4, 2016 Deep brain stimulation reversed circuit malfunctions in mouse models of both Rett syndrome and MECP2 duplication syndrome.
Primate brain development can help explain human developmental disorders Jul 13, 2016 Baylor scientists helped associate observed changes in gene expression during development with significant human disease characteristics.
Dr. Melanie Samuel awarded grant to further study molecular targets for repairing nervous system injury Jul 8, 2016 An $80,000 grant will help launch Dr. Melanie Samuel's research into the best approach for nervous system injury repair.