Research News

Translational Research Institute solicits game-changing ideas to support astronaut healthMar 9, 2017
The newly established Translational Research Institute (TRI) seeks innovative and disruptive technologies, techniques, and countermeasures that will enable and enhance human exploration of deep space.
Genetic driver behind rare skeletal dysplasia condition foundMar 6, 2017
Researchers have identified a previously unimplicated gene behind a particular form of chondrodysplasia, a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage formation and causes disproportionate short stature and premature osteoarthritis.
Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center looks to bring adult whole genome sequencing to clinical space with unprecedented NHLBI grantMar 1, 2017
The Human Genome Sequencing Center has been named a participant in a half-billion dollar program to bring whole genome sequencing to the forefront of clinical research.
Scalp cooling effective in reducing hair loss during chemoFeb 14, 2017
Dr. Julie Nangia reports the results of her research studying the effectiveness of scalp cooling therapy in reducing hair loss in women undergoing chemotherapy.
Personalized cardiovascular health needed for an aging populationFeb 13, 2017
Baylor researchers are using data  to pinpoint the best recommendations for prediction, treatment and prevention for the aging population.
Vital links between brain tumors, epileptic seizures foundFeb 7, 2017
Research suggests detecting brain tumors at the earliest possible stage and eliminating them before seizures begin might be possible one day.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Researcher contributes to project to help cancer diagnosisJan 26, 2017
An international research group including Baylor College of Medicine has received a Catalyst Award to investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to primary care practitioners.
Study shows link between Hepatitis C virus, multiple cancersJan 26, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Kramer and colleagues examine the link between HCV and other cancers within the U.S. elderly population.
Method of birth does not affect microbiome compositionJan 23, 2017
A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age.