Research News

Diet influences microbiome in human colonic mucosaYesterday
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.
Clinical trial helps bring sight to the blindJun 27, 2019
In collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles and Second Sight, Baylor College of Medicine is testing the Orion in the first-ever FDA-approved clinical trial of a visual cortical prosthesis.
Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support growth of Human Cell Atlas Jun 21, 2019
A team of researchers have been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the Human Cell Atlas project.
Reanalysis of molecular data yields new genetic diagnosesJun 21, 2019
A genomic strategy implemented by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can efficiently increase the molecular diagnostic rate of undiagnosed diseases.
Viswanathan receives NIH grant to study treatment for cancer-related pain Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Ashwin Viswanathan has been awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) of more than $2 million by the National Institutes of Health.
Visualization of placental microbes reveal sparse communityJun 6, 2019
Baylor researchers used imaging techniques to visualize sparse microbes in the placenta, which they and other researchers speculate may contribute to key functions in pregnancy, including immunity.