Neuroscience News

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.
Alzheimer’s mouse model seizures disrupt adult neurogenesisJun 25, 2019
Working with animal models of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers discovered that seizures that are associated with the disease both in animal models and humans alter the normal dynamics of neurogenesis in adult brains.
Understanding brain activity when you name what you seeJun 25, 2019
A report shows that a reliable sequence of neural interactions occurs in the human brain that corresponds to the visual processing stage, the language state when we think of the name, and finally the articulation state when we say the name.
Dr. Joanna Jankowsky receives Alzheimer’s Association grant Apr 16, 2019
Dr. Joanna Jankowsky has been awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant, which  supports scientists who have contributed significantly to the Alzheimer's disease research field.
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.
Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefaliaDec 13, 2018
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionDec 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
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.
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.