Our Research


At Houston Methodist, fostering innovations with the potential for clinical application is at the very heart of what we do. Our interdisciplinary teams of clinicians and researchers are committed to streamlining the process of translating discoveries into treatments and cures for our patients.


Learn more about how we are delivering on our commitment to leading medicine from the earliest phase of discovery in a lab to the testing new drugs or therapies in clinical trials.


Our Annual Report

Neuroscientists find molecular clue in als suggesting potential new drug target

Houston Methodist researchers led by Muralidhar Hegde, PhD, and Haibo Wang, PhD, have discovered a repair defect in nerve cells that send messages to the brain, opening the door to a possible therapy for preventing or slowing down ALS. Learn more>


Scientists create Nanodevice to deliver immunotherapy without side effects

Houston Methodist scientists led by Alessandro Grattoni, PhD, have developed a nanodevice to deliver immunotherapy without side effects to treat triple-negative breast cancer. Learn More>


RNA Therapy Reverses Effects of Aging in Progeria Cells
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Houston Methodist scientists led by John Cooke, MD, PhD used telomerase mRNA technology to reverse senescence, rejuvenating aging human cells. Learn more.

Smartphone App Improves Health of Breast Cancer Survivors
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A Houston Methodist smartphone app developed by Stephen T.C. Wong, PhD, PE and his team shows promising results for breast cancer survivor health after treatment. Learn more>

Latest News
Monday, February 18, 2019 Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into flesh-eating disease
Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease.   Group A streptococcus is an organism that causes more than 700 million cases of human infection every...
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Monday, February 18, 2019 Houston Methodist Celebrates 100 Years of Leading Medicine
For the last 100 years, Houston Methodist’s legacy of medical innovation has attracted patients from around the world. What began in 1919 as The Methodist Hospital, a small 30-bed hospital near downtown Houston, is now a leading academic medical system in the Texas Medical Center and throughout the...
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