Research News

Researchers test potential anti-suicidal effects of drugAug 13, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is collaborating with VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. on a study of the anti-suicidal effects of a new VistaGen drug candidate in healthy veteran volunteers.
Scientists turn unexpected results into research toolAug 10, 2018
Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was stimulating it.
Estrogen receptor events linked to breast cancer metastasisAug 7, 2018
Researchers identify estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1) translocation events that drive not only therapeutic resistance, but also trigger ER+ breast cancer cells to metastasize.
New gene therapy treatment for osteoarthritisJul 31, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a potential strategy for treating osteoarthritis from both a symptomatic and disease-modifying perspective by using gene therapy to inhibit the interleukin-1 pathway.
Sugar delays neurodegeneration caused by enzyme deficiencyJun 20, 2018
A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB).
First-in-human clinical trial aims to treat neuroblastomaJun 15, 2018
In a promising development, researchers announced a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of a new form of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma using genetically engineered natural killer T cells (NKTs).
Dr. María Elena Bottazzi honored for work on Chagas vaccineJun 5, 2018
The Latin American nonprofit Fundación Carlos Slim has awarded Dr. María Elena Bottazzi the 2018 Research Trajectory Slim Health Award for her 20-year work developing vaccines for parasitic diseases.
Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer’sJun 5, 2018
New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Funding available for space health postdoctoral fellowshipsMay 30, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) funds groundbreaking research and development that can reduce the risks to the health and performance of humans on space exploration missions.
Researchers awarded multiple Department of Defense grants in next frontier of breast cancer genomicsMay 24, 2018
The Department of Defense has awarded researchers at Baylor College of Medicine multiple grants to help better understand breast cancer genomics.