Neurology News

Researchers discover new intellectual disability syndromeOct 10, 2019
An international group reports a new neurological syndrome that appears to be especially common in countries where marriages between genetically related individuals, such as cousins, are prevalent.
Tau-mediated RNA splicing errors linked to Alzheimer’sOct 8, 2019
A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine provides evidence for a new molecular cause for neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.
Loss of ataxin-1 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease riskAug 22, 2019
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.
Dr. Matthew Rasband recognized for outstanding mentorshipAug 15, 2019
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health gave the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship to Dr. Matthew N. Rasband.
New guidelines outline methods to manage tic disordersMay 6, 2019
New guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology outline effective ways to treat the symptoms of tics for those living with Tourette syndrome that range from new therapies to holistic care.
New computational tool improves gene identificationApr 29, 2019
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.
Baylor’s Parkinson’s Center selected for the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement DisordersApr 3, 2019
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.
Discovery improves understanding of Lou Gehrig's diseaseFeb 25, 2019
A collaborative study suggests potential new therapeutic strategies or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Baylor faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows Dec 12, 2018
Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O’Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week.
Volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s researchDec 11, 2018
Researchers are seeking clinical trial volunteers for new Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment studies.