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Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2023

KU Leuven awards honorary doctorate to Dr. Zoghbi

A prestigious research university in Belgium and one of the oldest Universities in Europe, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Duncan NRI director, Dr. Huda Zoghbi on February 2, 2023. She was among five other leading luminaries in the fields of scientific research and arts who were conferred honorary degrees during the Patron Saint's Day celebrations this year.

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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine researchers solve a 40-year medical mystery

Nicholas Lewis, a Houstonian in his forties, has struggled all his life with a mysterious neurological condition with symptoms ranging from developmental delay, intellectual disability, speech delay, and migraines to bilateral hearing loss. Despite decades of searching for answers, he and his family could not find a definite diagnosis for his mystery condition until recently.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

Dr. Hsiao Tuan Chao inducted into the Society for Pediatric Research

Child neurologist and Duncan NRI investigator, Dr. Hsiao Tuan Chao, is among the 160 new members who were inducted into the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR). The Society encourages and supports pediatric research endeavors by creating a multidisciplinary network of diverse researchers to improve child health. Collaboration among SPR members creates meaningful progress for the future of children’s health. 

She is one of six Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital faculty who were chosen by SPR this year.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

Boeynaems awarded CPRIT grant to study stress response in cells

Stress is a universal feature of life, but some organisms are better equipped to cope and thrive during stressful periods of time. That isn’t always the case when it comes to humans. Stress at the cellular level is involved in numerous human diseases, from age-related neurodegeneration to cancer. So, what exactly is at play during a successful or unsuccessful stress response, and can stress responses be modulated to treat patients?

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

An image from the Arenkiel lab featured on the cover of Genes and Development

The brain has a sometimes surprising capacity to adapt to the constantly changing environment. This plasticity can make it possible to recover abilities after brain injury or to learn a new task or language.

Monday, Dec. 26, 2022

Dr. Hsiao Tuan Chao Chosen 40 Under 40 Autism Researcher

Assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute investigator, Dr. Hsiao Tuan Chao, has been chosen as 40 under 40 young researchers working on autism-related science across the globe by Spectrum, the go-to destination for the latest news and analysis about autism research and a springboard for scientists and clinicians to forge collaborations that deepen our understanding of autism.

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Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Dr. Huda Zoghbi named 2023 Watanabe Prize winner

The Watanabe Prize is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards recognizing individuals focused on shepherding scientific discoveries into new therapies for patients.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

Duraine wins an electron microscopy image contest

She won this award for a TEM image of the sciatic nerve.

Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022

Dr. Huda Zoghbi awarded 2nd Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

She is being recognized for her work pinpointing the underlying, genetic causes of a pair of devastating neurological diseases.

Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

Global Collaboration: mapping the whole human brain

Duncan NRI and Baylor College of Medicine researchers led by Dr. Xioalong Jiang and Dr. Andreas Tolias are part of a global effort spearheaded by the Allen Institute to map the whole human brain.

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022

Dr. Gerarda Cappuccio receives a postdoctoral fellowship from Autism Speaks

She is one of the three postdoctoral fellows selected for this fellowship in 2022.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2022

Dr. Mirjana Maletic-Savatic announced as SFARI 2022 Pilot awardee

She is one of the 16 investigators from the US and worldwide to receive this grant award.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022

Let's Talk About Alzheimer's Research: A Community Event

A community event to provide information on ongoing research activities in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and related dementia.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022

Dr. Gerarda Cappuccio named as the co-recipient of the 2022 John M. Opitz Young Investigator Award

Dr. Cappuccio’s was selected for this award for her research paper titled “A pilot clinical trial with losartan in Myhre syndrome."

Tuesday, Aug. 02, 2022

The 2022 HADDS Conference featured in the Houston Chronicle

Children from all over the world with EBF3, a neurodevelopmental disorder identified in 2016, came to Houston for the 2022 HADDS Conference at the Duncan NRI.

Tuesday, Aug. 02, 2022

Dr. David Nelson announced as the recipient of the 2022 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award

The award is bestowed upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership and vision in advancing the ASHG mission through the promotion and successful assimilation of genetics and genomics knowledge into the broader scientific community in areas ranging from science, medicine, public policy and/or health.

Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2022

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital announces a new Co-Director

Dr. Joshua Shulman announced as the new Co-director of Duncan NRI.

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2022

The 2022 MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Family Conference

The Duncan NRI will host a family conference on September 23 and 24, 2022 to discuss recent developments in MECP2 research and patient care.