Neurosurgery News

New approach allows blind, sighted people to “see” shapesMay 14, 2020
Researchers report that dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex allows both blind and sighted people to see shapes.
Adult astrocytes key to learning, memory Apr 21, 2020
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveal that astrocytes, the most abundant cells in the brain, play a direct role in the regulation of neuronal circuits involved in learning and memory.
Brain tumors trigger silencing of neuronal activityApr 6, 2020
Researchers have identified a bioelectric phenomenon that contributes to sudden episodes of confusion and seizures, often the first signs of a malignant brain tumor.
Brain tumors remodel neuronal synapses to promote growthJan 29, 2020
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have found new evidence that glioma, a lethal form of brain cancer, alters the activity of neighboring neurons, accelerating a vicious cycle that drives tumor-associated epilepsy and tumor progression.
Meningioma molecular profile can predict tumor recurrenceOct 7, 2019
Researchers report that using molecular profiles might better predict meningioma recurrence.
Wireless pain management device may be opioid alternativeOct 1, 2019
A team of researchers will develop a wireless device that could be used as an alternative to opioids.
Researchers find regulator for brain injury's first responderSep 9, 2019
A multi-institutional group has identified nuclear factor I-A (NFIA) as a central regulator of both the generation and activity of reactive astrocytes, the brain's first responders.
Clinical trial helps bring sight to the blindJun 27, 2019
In collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles and Second Sight, Baylor College of Medicine is testing the Orion in the first-ever FDA-approved clinical trial of a visual cortical prosthesis.
Viswanathan receives NIH grant to study treatment for cancer-related pain Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Ashwin Viswanathan has been awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) of more than $2 million by the National Institutes of Health.
Sample size key to multisensory integration study accuracySep 24, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have determined that sample size (the number of individuals examined for a study) is the most important factor determining the accuracy of the study results.