Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017 Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditions Dec 22, 2016 An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder Dec 22, 2016 Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016 Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.
Meet the new experts at this year’s Update on Alzheimer’s lecture Oct 27, 2016 The annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture will feature two new directors from the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatment Oct 25, 2016 A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among Icelanders Oct 20, 2016 A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s disease Oct 6, 2016 Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
Headaches and the heat - what really is causing the pain? Aug 4, 2016 A Baylor College of Medicine expert says headaches that seem to be caused by the heat might actually be due to dehydration.
Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac death Aug 1, 2016 Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.