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Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Dr. Schaaf to speak at Houston's first Rare Disease Day

This event is organized by the Health Museum along with Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to educate families on rare diseases.

Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016

Baylor and UCB launch a Neurodegenerative Disease Collaboration

Baylor College of Medicine and UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced a strategic research alliance to find therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseases.

Thursday, Feb. 04, 2016

Dr. Huda Zoghbi to receive the Nemmers Prize

The prize money will be added to the Huda Zoghbi Mentorship Fund that is used to support career development for young women who want to begin a career in biomedical research.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Zoghbi to receive the prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Award

The NAS presents the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal every two years for outstanding research in the medical sciences.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Prof. Andrea Ballabio to receive the 2016 Louis-Jeantet Prize

Established in 1986, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine is awarded each year to experienced researchers who have distinguished themselves in the field of biomedical research in Europe.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

NRI researchers receive a SFARI grant for a functional screen of autism-associated variants

Drs. Michael Wangler and Shinya Yamamoto’s project titled, “In vivo functional analysis of autism candidate genes” is among the five projects that will be funded by the Simon’s Foundation for Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

2015 Neurological Research Round-up

This past year was exciting and productive for neuroscience researchers at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Dr. Zoghbi to receive the 2015 Vanderbilt Prize for Biomedical Science

Established in 2006, the prize honors women scientists with "stellar record" of research accomplishments, and who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Texas Children’s Neuroscience Center By the Numbers

The Neuroscience Center at Texas Children’s Hospital is a destination offering comprehensive care for children suffering from common neurological conditions, like epilepsy and muscular dystrophy, to more complex and rare disorders, like lissencephaly and Rett Syndrome.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

NRI researcher receives the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award

This award is conferred by the Society for Neuroscience, the world's largest professional organization of neuroscientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the brain and the nervous system, during their annual conference in October.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute: By the Numbers

The NRI is among the world’s first neurological research institutes dedicated to solving childhood neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Stress to Strength: Dr. Schaaf and colleagues initiate a program to support caregivers

Texas Children’s Hospital has initiated a series of workshops titled that aim to provide a much-needed support network for the caregivers and also equips them with life skills on how to emotionally care for themselves while being excellent caregivers themselves.

Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015

Dr. Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

This is a special honor bestowed to investigators who have “history of exceptional talent, imagination and preeminent scientific achievement in the field of neurological science, and who are expected to be exceptionally productive during the tenure of the grant”.

Monday, Jul. 27, 2015

Child Neurology Society to honor Dr. Jimmy L. Holder, Jr.

The Dodge Award selects practicing child neurologists who are also deeply committed to neuroscience research.

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015

2015 Mid-year Neurological Research Round-up

Read about the groundbreaking research published in the last six months by our researchers at the Neurological Research Institute and the Cain Foundation Labs at Texas Children’s.

Monday, Apr. 20, 2015

Dr. Benjamin Deneen to receive the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Medal for Excellence in Research award

The Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award recognizes scientists whose recent research demonstrates the breadth and depth of basic science at Baylor College of Medicine.

Friday, Apr. 17, 2015

OMIM names a rare genetic disorder after an NRI researcher

Dr. Christian Schaaf and his colleague Dr. Yaping Yang were recently informed by the OMIM that a new genetic disease they had discovered would bear their names -- Schaaf-Yang syndrome.

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015

NRI researcher, Dr. Akash Patel, receives Christopher Getch Fellowship

Dr. Akash Patel was selected by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Fellowships Committee to receive the 2015-2016 Christopher. R Getch Fellowship Award, which provides $100,000 for advanced training and is granted to a neurosurgeon or fellow engaged in clinical research that promises to significantly impact the field of neurosurgery.

Thursday, Apr. 02, 2015

NRI researchers significantly expand the toolkit for fruit fly researchers

This week, a paper published in the journal eLife by a collaborative team of researchers headed by Drs. Hugo J Bellen describes the use of Minos transposon-based MiMIC vector to create a very valuable resource of more than 7,500 lines with insertions at different positions in the Drosophila genome.

Thursday, Apr. 02, 2015

NRI researcher, Dr. Christian Schaaf, to lead American College of Medical Genetics education committee

NRI researcher, Dr. Christian Schaaf, has been appointed Chair of the Education Committee of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), an organization composed of health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics.