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Baylor Seeks Volunteers in Need of Colonoscopies

03/11/2014 Investigators with Baylor Research Institute, a research arm of Baylor Scott & White Health, have opened participation for a new clinical trial that could determine whether a certain blood test can detect colon cancer before it even develops.Read More »

Baylor Health Care System Research Sheds New Light On Heart Disease

02/19/2014 A special newly discovered biomarker, "Gb3," potentially related to the survival of heart disease patients, could change the way the country's No. 1 killer is monitored in the futureRead More »

Dr. Karolina Palucka Interviewed by Esteemed Science Journal Nature

01/16/2014 The field of cancer immunotherapy has reached an exciting point, said Karolina Palucka, MD, PhD, an investigator at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR), in a recent Nature interview. Optimism is high. Opportunities are r...Read More »

Lin Awarded Sammons Cancer Center Grant

01/16/2014 Yin Lin, PhD, an assistant investigator at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR), recently received a $150,000 grant from the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center. The two-year grant will support Dr. Lin’s research on the genet...Read More »

Baylor Research Uses Stem Cells to Heal the Heart

01/06/2014 As scientists investigate the medical potential for adult stem cells, new research from the Baylor Health Care System’s Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center (SCRC) seeks to provide deeper insight on the topic. Led by Cara East, MD, ...Read More »

Baylor Research Institute Studies Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab Outcomes

12/05/2013 For patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the rehabilitation process – compensating for changes in functioning, adaptation and even community reintegration – can be challenging. Unfortunately, not all rehab program...Read More »

The Perfect Match: Marrow Transplants Save, Change Lives

11/25/2013 Cliff Ackerman and Nechelle Ervin are both account executives for the local Be The Match® program at Baylor Research Institute. But they have something even more special in common. Each has been one side of a matched pair: Ackerman as a...Read More »

Baylor Researcher Included In First Public Outcomes Report From Transcatheter Valve (TVT) Registry In JAMA Medical Journal

11/18/2013 The first of its kind transcatheter heart valve therapy for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis showed positive results related to in-hospital mortality rate and stroke, according to research published in the Nov. 20 edition of the J...Read More »

Not Just A Game: New Research Studies Therapeutic Benefits Of Electronic Game Console For Seniors

11/11/2013 Take a stroll through the nursing units at Baylor Medical Center at Irving or Baylor Medical Center at Garland, and you might see a sight that begs a second look: seniors (all over the age of 70) swinging at baseballs, golf balls and ten...Read More »

Abbott's First-In-Class MitraClip® Device Now Available For U.S. Patients

10/29/2013 Abbott announced  this week that its first-in-class, catheter-based MitraClip® therapy has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and will launch immediately in the United States, providing physicians with a breakthr...Read More »

Asrani Paper One of Top Two in AGA Publication

07/29/2013 A scientific publication by Sumeet Asrani, MD, has been selected by the editors of Gastroenterology as one of two clinical articles to highlight in the August issue and the corresponding issue of GI & Hepatology News, the official ne...Read More »

Baylor Research Institute Enters License Agreement for Canakinumab in Treating Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

07/23/2013 Baylor Research Institute , the research arm of Baylor Health Care System, announced that it has signed an agreement with Novartis to non-exclusively license Baylor’s patents pertaining to the treatment of Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiop...Read More »

Baylor Institute for Immunology Research Investigator Awarded Novartis Prize for Immunology

07/01/2013 Robert L. Coffman, PhD, an investigator at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, has been honored as one of two recipients of the 2013 Novartis Prize for Basic Immunology. Dr. Coffman, who is also the vice president and chief sci...Read More »

New blood test detects colon cancer before it develops

06/18/2013 **Note: Lead author Ajay Goel, PhD, is available Wednesday, June 19, for broadcast interviews via Baylor Health Care System’s satellite center** A new blood test developed in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab at Baylor Researc...Read More »

Study Tests New Treatment for High-risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis

06/18/2013 Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) and co-medical director, Division of Cardiology, is leading Baylor’s participation in an exciting clinical trial t...Read More »

Respiratory Rate: The Neglected Vital Sign

06/11/2013 One of the most important indicators of a patient’s medical status is – quite simply – the way he or she breathes. During and after surgery, physicians closely monitor the rate by which air passes in and out of the lungs. Good brea...Read More »

Baylor Endocrine Center Begins Recruiting For Long-Term Diabetes Drug Study

06/03/2013 Baylor Endocrine Center is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating ty...Read More »

Researchers Develop Web 2.0 Apps To Share Vaccine Study

04/18/2013 In a manuscript published today in Immunity, scientists at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR) and the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason report the results of a comparative study...Read More »

Baylor Research Institute, Tiko Med Collaborate In Phase II Clinical Trial For Treatment Of Chronic Pancreatitis

02/28/2013 Baylor Research Institute (BRI), the research arm of Baylor Health Care System, and TikoMed AB announced today that an agreement has been established to investigate TikoMed´s product IBsolvMIR® in a phase II clinical trial. The goal is...Read More »

Ultragenyx Announces In-Licensing of Clinical-Stage Product From Baylor Research Institute

01/21/2013 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of treatments for rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, announced Jan. 10 that it has in-licensed rights for triheptanoin, a promising treatment for long...Read More »

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