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.
New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur Jun 30, 2016 Researchers have uncovered new information about how a certain dysfunction in the brain may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.
New McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine to study biophysics of cognition Apr 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 life Mar 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.