Pancreatic cancer: New research opens door to groundbreaking early detection system

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) unveiled its latest endeavor aimed at taking the fight against pancreatic cancer to a new level. BSWRI received a $5.13 million federal grant from the NIH to continue its work to develop an early detection system for pancreatic cancer, the nation’s third-leading cause of cancer-related death. As more … Continue reading Pancreatic cancer: New research opens door to groundbreaking early detection system

Can transplant recipients be “weaned” off anti-rejection drugs?

Lifesaving it may be, organ transplantation carries a life sentence, so to speak — that is, anyone who receives a donor organ also gets a lifetime prescription for anti-rejection medication. It’s for good reason: These drugs suppress your immune system’s natural defenses so that your body doesn’t attack (or “reject”) the new organ. But in … Continue reading Can transplant recipients be “weaned” off anti-rejection drugs?

4 discoveries that are transforming heart failure care

Current estimates are that nearly 6.5 million Americans over the age of 20 have heart failure. Public perception is that heart failure occurs when one’s heart stops beating completely. It’s seen as a single point in time when the heart simply fails to operate. The truth is far more complicated. Heart failure is a chronic, … Continue reading 4 discoveries that are transforming heart failure care

Where Do Medical Research and Health Insurance Meet?

Insurance coverage questions often arise when someone considers taking part in a research study. They wonder what the costs will be and whether their insurance will cover it. Study consent forms can provide potential participants with valuable information, including the costs to the patient and/or the patient’s insurance company. Normally, there is a section in … Continue reading Where Do Medical Research and Health Insurance Meet?