Brain News

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.
Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsyApr 8, 2015
A slow, depolarizing electrical wave – sometimes called a “brain tsunami” – may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, according to Baylor researchers.
From chick to bedside: Removing the Wnt barrierMar 6, 2015
Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration.
New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lectureNov 6, 2014
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 10, 2014.