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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Research

Houston Methodist researchers are studying the novel coronavirus disease 2019. Read more...

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.

 

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Novel medical technology for craniomaxillofacial surgery is cleared by FDA for market

Doctor using AnatomicAligner, a new FDA-approved Methodist-built software program, on an iPad.

Houston Methodist recently reached a major milestone, receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the AnatomicAligner, a novel, comprehensive software program used to improve planning for craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgeries. Learn more>

Houston Methodist is first to treat COVID-19 with convalescent plasma therapy

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Houston Methodist was the first in the nation to receive FDA approval to use convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients and the first to publish a peer-reviewed study on the therapy, revealing 19 of 25 critically ill patients showed improvement. Learn more>

 

New discovery may lead to drugs supporting long-term survival

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Xian Chang Li, MD, PhD, Max and Lillie Frosch Centennial Chair in Transplant Research, is co-author of a study in June’s Science, suggesting the immune system can remember foreign cells, paving the way for drugs that lengthen survival of transplanted organs. Learn more>

Cardiologist awarded SCCT Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award

Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, Department of Cardiology, co-director, Center for Outcomes Research, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, was awarded the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award. Learn more>

 

Latest News

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Internationally-recognized leader in MRI joins Houston Methodist
Diego Martin, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Houston Methodist Hospital as Chair of the Department of Radiology.   Martin is internationally known for his work in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particularly as it relates to improving diagnosis of cancer and cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders. Mo...
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Friday, November 6, 2020 Early infusion of high antibody convalescent plasma proves life-saving and an optimal treatment for COVID-19 patients in detailed follow-up study
A detailed two-month follow-up study of 351 COVID-19 patients treated with convalescent plasma therapy at Houston Methodist Hospital concludes that those patients receiving convalescent plasma with a very high antibody content against the SARS-CoV-2 virus – also known as high titer – within two days...
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