Research News

Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support growth of Human Cell Atlas Jun 21, 2019
A team of researchers have been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the Human Cell Atlas project.
Reanalysis of molecular data yields new genetic diagnosesJun 21, 2019
A genomic strategy implemented by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can efficiently increase the molecular diagnostic rate of undiagnosed diseases.
Viswanathan receives NIH grant to study treatment for cancer-related pain Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Ashwin Viswanathan has been awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) of more than $2 million by the National Institutes of Health.
Visualization of placental microbes reveal sparse communityJun 6, 2019
Baylor researchers used imaging techniques to visualize sparse microbes in the placenta, which they and other researchers speculate may contribute to key functions in pregnancy, including immunity.
Patent issued for osteoarthritis gene-therapy productJun 6, 2019
A potentially disease-modifying therapy for osteoarthritis has reached a key milestone now that a U.S. patent has been issued for FX201, a gene-therapy product candidate based on work led by Baylor researchers.
Grant funds environmental health, disaster response research May 23, 2019
The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) has received a P30 award, designating it as a Center of Excellence in environmental health sciences research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Baylor recognizes research excellence with DeBakey AwardsMay 16, 2019
The Michael E. DeBakey M.D. Award for Excellence in Research recognizes outstanding members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty for their published scientific contributions to clinical or basic science research.
Study searches for families with gliomaMay 15, 2019
Gliogene, a study that aims to identify hereditary links of glioma, a rare and deadly form of brain cancer, has begun recruiting families affected by the disease in order to identify genes that contribute to its onset and inform susceptibility.
Colon cancer proteins, genes uncover potential treatmentsApr 25, 2019
Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies.
Ethicists propose framework to address trust in medical data sharingApr 17, 2019
Ethicists at Baylor College of Medicine propose harnessing participant engagement to address trustworthiness in medical data sharing.