Neuroscience News

Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson’s in JanuaryJan 18, 2017
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson’s disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016
Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseOct 6, 2016
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
Baylor College of Medicine researcher awarded NIH New Innovator AwardOct 4, 2016
Dr. Melanie Samuel has been awarded the New Innovator Award by National Institutes of Health through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
Baylor students awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced StudyAug 8, 2016
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute selected two Baylor medical students to receive this year’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac deathAug 1, 2016
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.