Research News

Dr. Meng Wang awarded Pioneer Award from National Institutes of HealthOct 4, 2016
The National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award will support Dr. Meng Wang's work in identifying new strategies to improve human health and longevity.
Scientists uncover mechanism that can explain breast cancer resistance to hormone therapy, point to potential therapiesOct 3, 2016
Scientists study potential therapies for breast cancer tumors resistant to hormone therapy.
Small brain region plays a major role in the control of appetite; possible link to nicotineOct 3, 2016
A new study on the brain cells that moderate hunger opens the possibility of developing drugs to help treat obesity.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Identifying barriers to basic science research among academic surgeonsSep 22, 2016
Analysis: Clinical demands, work-life balance and increased administrative duties are the three main factors impeding surgeons’ ability to be successful in basic science research:
Dr. Meng Wang awarded Faculty Scholar grant from Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSep 22, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang was awarded a grant given to outstanding young scientists and researchers who have made impressive accomplishments.
Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease; skin-embedded nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseasesSep 22, 2016
A proof-of-principle study shows that nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseases.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
CPRIT awards Baylor $5 million grant for core facility support in proteomics and metabolomicsSep 16, 2016
A $5 million CPRIT grant will provide a boost to the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core.
Distinct neurological syndromes can be the result of variations in gene ATAD3ASep 15, 2016
A team of scientists from a number of institutions around the world has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A.