Neuroscience News

BRAIN Initiative supports Baylor researchersNov 3, 2015
Baylor scientists and their collaborators have been awarded $3.7 million from the BRAIN Initiative to study what happens in the brain as we interact with the world around us.
Newest McNair Scholar named at Baylor College of MedicineNov 2, 2015
Dr. François St-Pierre, a quantitative neuroscientist and neuroengineer, has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor neuroscientist’s series premieres on PBSOct 13, 2015
Dr. David Eagleman hosts a six-part weekly series on PBS taking viewers on a visual journey into the workings of the brain, focusing on what makes us think and feel.
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Neural stem cells massively turn into astrocytes in a model of epilepsyMay 7, 2015
Researchers at Baylor and Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience in Spain are closer to unlocking the mystery of what precisely leads to epilepsy.
McNair Scholar awarded two grants to support researchMay 4, 2015
Dr. Russell Ray, assistant professor of neuroscience and McNair Scholar at Baylor, has been awarded two prestigious honors, a fellowship in the Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program and a March of Dimes Basil O’ Connor Starter Scholar Research Award.
2014 case of human form of “mad cow disease” highlights need for continued surveillanceApr 16, 2015
The identification of a patient who died from the human form of “mad cow disease” demonstrates the need for continued global tracking and awareness of the prion disorder, according to Baylor researchers.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Refrigerator magnet colors are the new black: Fresh clues to understanding synesthesiaMar 4, 2015
Magnetic alphabet letters offer clue to researchers in the role the environment plays in synesthesia – a condition in which the senses are blended.
Baylor scientists identify a novel precursor to neurodegenerationJan 15, 2015
Researchers connect the presence of lipid droplet accumulation in the glia of specific mutants as a harbinger of neurodegeneration.