Brain News

Defective carnitine metabolism may play role in autismMay 7, 2012
BCM researchers find deletion of part of a gene may play role in milder forms of autism.
BCM tackles Alzheimer's on all fronts: Experimental ResearchMay 1, 2012
Read about current research being done about BCM's Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center.
Built-in GPS in birds in tune with Earth's magnetic fieldApr 26, 2012
BCM researchers find certain brain cells in pigeons encode the direction, intensity of the Earth's magnetic field.
Development of the glial cell revealedApr 11, 2012
BCM researchers identify how majority of brain cells are generated from neural stem cells.
Genetic testing in epilepsy takes more than one geneJun 24, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine geneticists provide insight into genetic testing of epilepsy.
Pediatric strokes: More common than most people thinkMay 17, 2011
Are pediatric strokes more common than many think? BCM experts say childhood strokes say that they do occur in kids.
Brain performs near optimal visual searchMay 9, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist says that our brains perform near optimal visual search.
BCM enrolling patients for Parkinson's study evaluating CERE-120Apr 25, 2011
New study now enrolling with goal of restoring brain function to Parkinson's disease patients.
Avon Foundation grant will help researchers study breast cancer that has spread to brainApr 18, 2011
BCM researchers to study how breast cancer cells spread thanks to Avon Foundation grant.
Deadly glioblastoma target for immunotherapy researchMar 21, 2011
BCM Research team develops clinical studies to treat form of brain cancer.