Neuroscience News

Understanding formation of neurons in adult brainsDec 5, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain.
Microbial-based treatment reverses social deficits in mouse models of autismDec 3, 2018
An unconventional approach has successfully reversed deficits in social behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in genetic, environmental and idiopathic mouse models of the condition.
Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsyNov 19, 2018
A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families.
Sample size key to multisensory integration study accuracySep 24, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have determined that sample size (the number of individuals examined for a study) is the most important factor determining the accuracy of the study results.
INSiGHT identifies unique retinal regulatory genesAug 29, 2018
Researches at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children have developed a new platform called INSiGHT that enables them to uncover new regulators of retina neurons.
Scientists turn unexpected results into research toolAug 10, 2018
Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was stimulating it.
New evidence sheds light on how Parkinson’s developsJun 14, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have identified unexpected new key players in the development of an early onset form of Parkinson’s disease called Parkinsonism.
Dr. Nuo Li named Pew ScholarJun 14, 2018
Dr. Nuo Li has been named as a 2018 Pew scholar in biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trust.
Dr. Mingshan Xue awarded 2018 McKnight Scholar AwardJun 13, 2018
Dr. Mingshan Xue has been awarded the  2018 McKnight Scholar Award, which is granted to young scientists in the early stages of their careers who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.
Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer’sJun 5, 2018
New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.