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Autophagy is an essential, homeostatic process by which cells break down their own components by targeting them to the lysosome. Autophagy is critical in a range of normal human physiological processes since it is deputed to constitutive turnover of cytosolic components such as organelles and pro...

Research Breakthroughs

About NRI

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital (NRI) opened in December 2010. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients facing devastating neurological disorders, the NRI is a basic research institute committed to understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases with the ultimate goal of developing treatments.

Collaboration and leadership in genetics and neuroscience have allowed faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital to discover the underlying causes of dozens of neurological disorders.