Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological function Nov 25, 2015 Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.
Deep brain stimulation overcomes cognitive deficits in Rett mice Oct 14, 2015 Baylor researchers find deep brain stimulation – usually used to treat movement disorders – overcomes the learning and memory deficits in mice whose symptoms mimic those of Rett syndrome.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Sep 24, 2015 The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture.
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia research Jul 31, 2015 Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Award-winning play raises awareness for Alzheimer’s disease in African-American community Jul 9, 2015 African-Americans are two times more likely to develop the debilitating neurological disorder and are less likely to have an early diagnosis, resulting in less treatment time.
Neural stem cells massively turn into astrocytes in a model of epilepsy May 7, 2015 Researchers at Baylor and Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience in Spain are closer to unlocking the mystery of what precisely leads to epilepsy.
2014 case of human form of “mad cow disease” highlights need for continued surveillance Apr 16, 2015 The identification of a patient who died from the human form of “mad cow disease” demonstrates the need for continued global tracking and awareness of the prion disorder, according to Baylor researchers.
Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsy Apr 8, 2015 A slow, depolarizing electrical wave – sometimes called a “brain tsunami” – may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, according to Baylor researchers.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy Dec 8, 2014 Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.