Research News

Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesitySep 13, 2016
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity.
Baylor researchers develop hybrid computational strategy for scalable whole genome data analysisSep 12, 2016
An increasing need to expand the number of human genomes and data volume for biomedical studies has led researchers to develop a novel hybrid computational strategy to address this challenge.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patientsSep 6, 2016
A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatmentsSep 2, 2016
New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasiaSep 1, 2016
Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016
Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in miceAug 30, 2016
Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Solving a 48-year-old mystery: scientists succeed at growing noroviruses in human intestinal cell cultures in the labAug 25, 2016
New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.
Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s FoundationAug 23, 2016
Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support servicesAug 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.