Neurosurgery News

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.
Dr. Sameer Sheth named new McNair ScholarFeb 23, 2018
Neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Sameer Sheth has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. He is joining the Baylor faculty as an associate professor and vice-chair of clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery.
BRAIN grant funds study of neurocircuitry of depressionFeb 9, 2018
Two Baylor physicians have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to work toward a better understanding of the neurocircuitry of depression.
Algorithm gives insight into auditory/visual illusionFeb 16, 2017
Neuroscience researchers have created an algorithm to reveal key insight into why the brain can sometimes muddle up one of the most fundamental aspects of the human experience.
Baylor recognizes excellence among cliniciansJun 16, 2016
A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in lifeMar 30, 2016
The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.
Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatmentsJan 28, 2016
Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Deep brain stimulation overcomes cognitive deficits in Rett miceOct 14, 2015
Baylor researchers find deep brain stimulation – usually used to treat movement disorders – overcomes the learning and memory deficits in mice whose symptoms mimic those of Rett syndrome.