Our Research

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.

 

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$16 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT ADVANCES PRECISION PHARMACEUTICAL
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A Houston Methodist team led by Mauro Ferrari, PhD and Jenny Chang, MD has received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to complete preclinical efficacy studies and a future clinical trial testing a breast cancer precision drug. Learn more.

 

Blood Test May Identify Cancer Patients at Risk for Brain Metastasis
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Houston Methodist researchers led by Dario Marchetti, PhD, have developed a blood test that can identify circulating tumor cells to predict breast cancer patients at risk for developing brain metastasis. 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.

Protein Protecting T-cells Aids in Destruction of Liver Immune Cells
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A Houston Methodist research team led by Xian Li, MD, PhD, identified the surface protein OX40 as a mediator of liver inflammation and disease. Learn more.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 Houston Methodist launches real-time flu tracker website
Pathologists at Houston Methodist developed a real-time website to track flu cases, just in time to assist physicians, the CDC and patients for the fall 2018 flu season.   The up-to-date information on flu.houstonmethodist.org contains flu epidemiology data covering Houston Methodist’s eight-hospita...
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Friday, November 30, 2018 App helps breast cancer survivors improve health after treatment
Breast cancer survivors who used a smartphone app created at Houston Methodist consistently lost weight, largely due to daily, real-time interactions with their health care team via the mobile app. Few clinically-tested mobile apps exist today with clear measurable goals to support continued care of...
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