Neuroscience News

Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsyDec 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
Are corporations people too?Nov 17, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine team finds the brain perceives corporations as social beings in a study of brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Key role of proteins in neuron communication revealed Nov 4, 2014
Within the complex structure of the nervous system, loss or disruption of electrical communication between neurons due to disease or injury can cause dysfunction or even death. Sites along myelinated axons called nodes of Ranvier act as “booster stations”
Pupil dilation and neural mechanisms they reveal Oct 22, 2014
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine study relationship between pupil dilation, brain activity in mice.
Baylor researchers find support through BRAIN InitiativeOct 20, 2014
Two groups of Baylor College of Medicine researchers were awarded grants supported by the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M designated as Center of Excellence by national Tourette Syndrome AssociationSep 30, 2014
Baylor, Texas A&M jointly named one of Tourette Syndrome Association Centers of Excellence to improve care for people living with the disorder.
Viral tracing reveals molecule responsible for adult-born neuron signalingSep 26, 2014
Baylor study is the first time that local neuropeptide signaling has been shown to be important in the integration of adult-born neurons in a pre-existing neuronal circuit.
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangementsSep 10, 2014
Gibbon genome sequence helps deepen understanding of human biology in a more detailed way.