Research News

International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyToday
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesToday
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Statewide research program in Texas expected to advance understanding of causes of childhood cancerOct 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center will lead a statewide effort to understand the causes of childhood cancer.
Frontline strategies to reduce misdiagnosis in hospitalized patients Oct 17, 2016
Researchers proposed a pragmatic framework of strategies to reduce errors of diagnosis in hospitalized patients in a paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine ethics researcher awarded NIH grant for study of citizen scienceOct 13, 2016
Christi Guerrini has been awarded the Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to support her study of citizen science.
Baylor College of Medicine researcher and collaborators awarded grant through NIH BRAIN InitiativeOct 13, 2016
Dr. Wayne Goodman and his collaborators were awarded a grant to support research toward developing a new generation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology.
$27.9 million from NIH to support Baylor’s Knockout Mouse ProjectOct 12, 2016
NIH grant renewal supports Knockout Mouse Project that generates modified mice and establishes primary phenotype analysis as a resource for researchers world-wide. 
Baylor researchers receive grant from NIMH to develop drug to treat PTSD hyperarousalOct 10, 2016
A grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will be used to research and develop a drug that may mitigate hyperarousal in patients with PTSD.
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseOct 6, 2016
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.