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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 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.

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.

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015

Dr. Huda Zoghbi awarded the prestigious Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D., Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology

Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology, awarded by Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

A Closer Look at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

View the NRI's new video to give you an inside look at the institute that is making breakthroughs in devastating neurological disorders around the world.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

NRI faculty receive $6.4M collaborative grant to expand the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)

Drs. Huda Zoghbi and David Nelson have successfully renewed a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant of $6.4 million to expand BCM’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Science Translational Medicine publishes a white paper about NRI symposium on catastrophic epilepsy

This unique two-day symposium provided a common platform for a number of interested parties to share their unique perspectives and insights about various childhood epileptic syndromes.

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Merging fly genetics with cutting-edge genomics offers a rapid method of identifying human disease genes

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at the Texas Children’s Hospital published an exciting study this week in the journal Cell1 that may offer an alternative approach for many of these cases.

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Monday, Apr. 29, 2013

Houston Chronicle highlights Dr. Maletic-Savatic's research

Local researchers try to unlock secrets of this troubling condition by studying patients' MRI brain scans and stem cells

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Simmons Family Foundation Awards Collaborative Research Grants to Two NRI Researchers

The fund was formed to promote novel solutions to difficult medical problems through the combined expertise of TMC scientists, engineers and physicians who might not otherwise collaborate.

Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2012

MECP2 duplication affects immune system as well as brain development

The study was a true translational enterprise, beginning with observations in the clinic that went into the laboratory for studies in cells and animals and may eventually emerge into the clinic again with new ways of treating and preventing the infections.

Friday, Sep. 28, 2012

Bellen honored by Gill Center at Indiana University Bloomington

Dr. Hugo Bellen, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2012 Gill Distinguished Award from the Indiana University’s Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

Kevin and Clint Black's Fight Against Rett

Clint Black and his brother Kevin share a bond beyond their brotherly love and passion for music. Kevin lost his 16-year-old daughter, Cortney, to Rett syndrome and since that time the Black brothers have been actively pursuing every opportunity to expand awareness of this often-misdiagnosed syndrome.