Brain News

Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Cellular process required for vaccine protection identifiedJul 8, 2014
Baylor study finds autophagy plays crucial role in immune system's "memory".
Key process required to weaken strength of synaptic connections, store memory identifiedJul 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find new model, mechanism for long-term depression of neuronal activity.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsyJan 23, 2014
Research at Baylor finds small estrogen dose could help treat infantile spasms syndrome, potentially prevent catastrophic seizures later in life.
Lessons learned in Alzheimer's drug trial move research forwardJan 22, 2014
Results of Baylor study could help move the field of Alzheimer's drug research forward with more targeted studies.
Doubling Shank3 corresponds with mania seen in bipolar patientsOct 23, 2013
A team led by scientists at Baylor and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have found that too little or too much of the Shank3 influences brain function.
Annual update on Alzheimer’s disease lectureOct 15, 2013
Dr. Rachelle Doody, professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine, will present the annual Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lecture Oct. 21.
Gene deletion affects early language, brain white matterJun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers identify the genetic change responsible for expressive language delay and brain changes in children, predominantly from Southeast Asia.
Parkinson’s disease study focuses on risk factorsJun 7, 2013
The Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine will participate in a new study to help researchers better understand potential risk factors for Parkinson's disease.