A pioneering study discovers an underlying cause for infantile spasms and points to a novel therapy


Infantile spasm (IS) is a severe epileptic syndrome of infancy and accounts for 50% of all epilepsy cases that occur in babies during the first year of life.


Dr. Charles Chen selected for the 2022 Uplifting Athletes Young Investigator Draft Grant


A researcher at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Dr. Wu Chen who is a postdoctoral fellow training under assistant professor, Dr. Mingshan Xue, has been selected to receive the 2022 Uplifting Athletes Young Investigator Draft Grant.


Dr. Mingshan Xue receives a grant from The Orphan Disease Center


Dr. Mingshan Xue, investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, received the 2021 Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR) pilot grant from The Orphan Disease Center.


Texas Children’s researchers discover a noninvasive method to locate seizure foci in Infantile Spasms/West Syndrome patients


A recent study from Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine finds high-frequency activity (HFA) measured with regular electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings can serve as a surrogate clinical biomarker to precisely locate areas of the brain that generate epileptic spasms in infanti


McGinley lab featured in the Wall Street Journal


Exciting new research on pupil-based biosensors from the laboratory of NRI investigator and assistant professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Matthew J. McGinley, was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal this week.