A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
The Loulou Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have launched a research collaboration focused on CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder.
A collaborative study reveals the ataxin-1 gene, which is known to cause the rare neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of the condition.
A team has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods.
The Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine has been chosen by the Michael J. Fox Foundation as one of five academic centers to receive the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.