Neuroscience News

Proton radiotherapy better for pediatric brain cancer patientsNov 27, 2019
Researchers examined children treated with two different kinds of radiotherapy—proton radiotherapy and photon radiotherapy—and found those treated with proton radiotherapy had less intellectual decline. 
Improving memory deficits in Down syndrome modelNov 14, 2019
A new study reports that the defects in a conserved stress pathway dubbed the ‘integrated stress response,’ or ISR, could explain the cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Down syndrome.
Deep neural networks uncover what brains likes to seeNov 4, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel computational approach to accelerate finding these optimal brain stimuli.
New therapeutic strategy may help PTEN mutation symptomsOct 21, 2019
A new study offers a potential new approach to therapy for children with mutations in PTEN who exhibit autism, macrocephaly (an abnormally large skull), intellectual disability and epilepsy.
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.
Study reveals new pathway, potential treatment for neurological disordersOct 1, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have revealed how dysfunction in a key quality control mechanism leads to neurological dysfunction.
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.