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

Eamonn Quigley, MD, Receives Master of World Congress of Gastroenterology Award

Eamonn Quigley, MD, David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders and director of the Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders, received the 2019 Master of the World Gastroenterology Organization Award. Learn more>

Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery Implant May Help Chronic Disease Management

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Houston Methodist scientists led by Alessandro Grattoni, PhD, successfully delivered dosages of chronic disease medications using a nanochannel delivery system controlled remotely via Bluetooth technology. Learn More>


Novel Insights Into Cholesterol May Lead to New Therapies for Heart Disease


Scientists at Houston Methodist, led by Longhou Fang, PhD, discovered what makes white blood cell counts spike in individuals who have high cholesterol, possibly leading to new therapies for heart disease. Learn more>

Promising Drug for Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers Developed


Stephen T.C. Wong, PhD, at Houston Methodist and cancer scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a new type of immunotherapy to try in the fight against ovarian and pancreatic cancers. Learn more>

Latest News

Monday, January 13, 2020 Scientists identify a protein associated with ovarian cancer that exacerbates neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s
Houston Methodist scientists identified a protein found in ovarian cancer that may contribute to declining brain function and Alzheimer’s disease, by combining computational methods and lab research.   “Our finding suggests another known protein may be coming into play here, which could help us iden...
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Friday, December 20, 2019 Millions of Americans do not know symptoms of a heart attack
A new study found that 20% of Americans cannot identify the top three symptoms of a heart attack and most likely will not call 9-1-1 if they are experiencing an episode.   The study looked at data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, an annual survey of U.S. adults. It appeared in the Dec...
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