Research News

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.
Baylor to participate in NIH trial for universal flu vaccineMay 7, 2018
A Phase 2 trial of an investigational universal influenza vaccine intended to protect against multiple strains of the virus is being conducted at four U.S. sites, including at Baylor College of Medicine.
Xia-Gibbs Syndrome study led to new patient registryMay 4, 2018
Researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have established a registry to collect genetic and other clinical information from patients with Xia-Gibbs Syndrome.
NIH renews grant to advance digestive disease researchMay 2, 2018
A National Institutes of Health grant is a commitment to continue the impactful work being done through the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center.
Cardio disease patients sought for high triglycerides studyApr 25, 2018
The mechanisms that control triglycerides are now the target for a new clinical trial at Baylor College of Medicine looking to lower high triglyceride levels in people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
Study finds use of mobile app improved physician lab test ordering and diagnosisApr 24, 2018
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the CDC evaluated whether a mobile app could improve diagnostic and test ordering decisions of physicians.