fbpx

Research

Unlocking the potential of biomarkers for colorectal cancer

1 in 23. Those are the odds in 2022 for men of developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. The odds only slightly improve for women, with the current risk rate at 1 in 25. For people suffering from ulcerative colitis, the risk of developing colon cancer becomes even higher. …

Unlocking the potential of biomarkers for colorectal cancer Read More »

Could this new test change how we treat colorectal cancer?

Researchers at Baylor Scott & White are helping crack the code to detect colon cancer earlier. Detection, however, isn’t the only variable to consider where colon cancer is concerned. Once diagnosed with the disease, attention turns to treatment options. For T1 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, in particular, the daunting idea of a colectomy, or surgical …

Could this new test change how we treat colorectal cancer? Read More »

Colon cancer research gets help from an unlikely source: Grape seeds

Contrary to popular belief, cancer research involves a lot more than studying drugs for chemotherapy. To have the greatest impact in cancer care, the disease must be targeted from all angles. Exploring those alternative angles is precisely what many of the researchers in the lab at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute are doing. Odd …

Colon cancer research gets help from an unlikely source: Grape seeds Read More »

Could exercise hold the key to improving “long COVID” symptoms? Baylor Scott & White researchers explore

Though the spread of COVID-19 has thankfully waned, many people are still feeling the after-effects of what is referred to as “long COVID.” The cases of long COVID are becoming so common that lawmakers introduced a bill to fund research into the long-term effects of the disease and expand treatment resources for people experiencing them. Baylor …

Could exercise hold the key to improving “long COVID” symptoms? Baylor Scott & White researchers explore Read More »

How researchers are empowering traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors to realize a brighter future

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are injuries that occur after some type of external trauma to the brain. Incidents like car accidents, sports injuries and falls are common causes for TBIs, a fact that makes them far more common than you might think. They’re also far more debilitating than you might think, too. In fact, …

How researchers are empowering traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors to realize a brighter future Read More »

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

When I received my liver transplant in 2004, I knew that in order to protect this incredible gift of life, I would stay on anti-rejection medication for the rest of my life. “Sure thing,” I thought. “I will do everything possible to keep this liver healthy and happy so I can spend as much time …

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

Empowering dementia caregivers with life-changing support

The population of elderly adults in the U.S. continues to grow, leaving many families with the often difficult job of caring for them as they age. In fact, 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults comes from family members or other unpaid helpers. As the population of older adults grows, so do the expectations of …

Empowering dementia caregivers with life-changing support Read More »

How telehealth is helping veteran families connect and cope with stress

Amidst the shutdowns and other safety precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, families have experienced new stressors — and telehealth has experienced an unprecedented boom. Even prior to COVID-19, Baylor Scott & White’s Warriors Research Institute (WRI) was harnessing the power of telehealth to help address mental health concerns across the state of …

How telehealth is helping veteran families connect and cope with stress Read More »

Innovating heart health by connecting research and clinical care

Meet Drs. Gray and Mack — two physicians who have dedicated their lives to taking care of people’s hearts. They’re part of a cardiovascular research team that’s woven across Baylor Scott & White and has for years spearheaded changes and improvements in how heart and lung conditions are treated. We sat down with this duo …

Innovating heart health by connecting research and clinical care Read More »

A day in the life of a cancer researcher

The idea of “working in research” likely conjures up images of sitting in a lab all day or spending countless hours assessing data. While those responsibilities are often involved, they by no means reflect the full scale of what a career in medical research can encompass — or the passion many researchers bring to the …

A day in the life of a cancer researcher Read More »