Improving memory deficits in Down syndrome model Nov 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 see Nov 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 symptoms Oct 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 syndrome Oct 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’s Oct 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 disorders Oct 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 mentorship Aug 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 neurogenesis Jun 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 see Jun 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.