Research

National study to analyze the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine on healthcare personnel, first responders, and essential and frontline workers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while many have shifted to spending most of their time at home, essential and frontline workers of all types have spent day after day protecting and providing for our communities. Where would we be without the retail workers who devote countless hours to restocking shelves with toilet paper and cleaning products? …

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Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

As research continues to advance our collective knowledge around care and treatment options for COVID-19, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) is also opening avenues of research aimed at helping people adapt their everyday activities to the “the new normal” of today’s COVID-19 environment. While the need for wearing face masks is clear, their …

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Can we slow COVID-19 progression? New trial explores

As researchers continue to explore treatment options for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, trials for individuals with mild enough symptoms to not need hospitalization have also moved toward activation in recent months. These trials seek to tackle COVID-19 earlier in the process when, in theory, antivirals and other treatment methods can more effectively shut down the …

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Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolls first patients in new COVID-19 global clinical trial

Just one day after the initiative was launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolled the first patient in the world for the ACTIV-3 clinical trial. A second patient was enrolled the following day. The NIH ACTIV-3 Trial is part of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) program created in a partnership …

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Antibodies: What are they and how are they used in COVID-19 research and treatment?

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “antibodies” was tucked into the various conversations about vaccines and treatment options that swirled through public and scientific communities alike. Could they help treat the sick? When could they be retrieved from recovered COVID-19 patients? How should they be administered? The conversations and possibilities often outpaced the …

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Caring for frontline healthcare workers in times of crisis

COVID-19 has put clinical research under a global spotlight as we all look for answers to this pandemic that has uprooted our lives. The research community is putting a full-court press on this pandemic and those efforts have understandably captured public attention. People suddenly find themselves with a new level of familiarity for jargon like …

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New research study aims to uncover the emotional impact of COVID-19

It’s difficult to put into words the changes that our world has seen in just a few short weeks. Not only are we confronted by the ever-present risk of illness by this invisible enemy, COVID-19, but there are so many creature comforts and “norms” that are no longer accessible in times of need. As we …

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Amid global pandemic, research reminds us that hope comes in all shapes and sizes

As COVID-19 affects populations worldwide, researchers around the globe have mobilized their forces to fight the virus in real time. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is among those leading the charge in Texas. We brought together a brain trust of infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists and other specialists to form a COVID-19 …

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TAVR: The research that changed open heart surgery

For every lifesaving medication, therapy, procedure and device available today, we have research to thank. Baylor Scott & White has a deep and rich history conducting medical research across a number of areas. Our researchers have been involved in conducting the research and gathering the data that helps bring promising new options to life. One …

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