Research News

Study identifies human errors associated with surgical errorsJul 31, 2019
In an effort to identify surgical errors that could be prevented, researchers conducted an analysis of surgeries that resulted in adverse events over a six-month period.
Amoeba builds barriers for protection against bacteriaJul 25, 2019
Researchers report that Dictyostelium discoideum, the soil-dwelling single-celled amoeba that feeds on bacteria, builds a barrier around its colonies that counteracts bacterial attempts to penetrate them.
Folic acid reduces risk of defects linked to dolutegravirJul 23, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine suspected that folic acid could be a part of the puzzle of dolutegravir’s negative side effects.
Clinical trial uses immunotherapy to treat mesotheliomaJul 23, 2019
The Mesothelioma Treatment Center at the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute is looking for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients to try a new treatment that combines immunotherapy with a new drug that accelerates cell death.
The dangers of nonprescription antibiotic useJul 22, 2019
A team of researchers have discovered several methods that individuals use to get antibiotics without a prescription.
Diet influences microbiome in human colonic mucosaJul 15, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found an association between diet quality and microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa.
Anal cancer precursors for women with HIV greater than previously reportedJul 12, 2019
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women living with HIV than previously reported.
Moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevityJul 10, 2019
A team of researchers found that a newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect triggers a response in cells that could lead to a longer life.
Baylor researchers, Medterra CBD join to study effects of CBDJul 9, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Medterra CBD announced a collaborative study to explore the verifiable effects of cannabidiol (CBD).
Olga Dudchenko named to MIT Technology Review's TR35 Jun 27, 2019
Olga Dudchenko, genomics researcher and postdoctoral associate at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, has been named to MIT Technology Review magazine's 2019 list of Innovators Under 35.