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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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You can find our most recent annual report here: 2023 HMAI Annual Report

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

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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>

 

Researchers Identify Protein To Aid With Glioblastomas

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In a recent study published in Nature Communications, Houston Methodist researchers, led by Kyuson Yun, PhDassociate professor of neurology, conducted a molecular analysis that identified a protein, S100A4, which could be a therapeutic target for restoring anti-tumor action of immune cells toward glioblastomas that have beguiled the immune system into protecting it.  Learn more>

Center for RNA Therapeutics Awarded Inno Fire Award

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The Center for RNA Therapeutics won the 2022 Houston Inno Fire Award from the Houston Business Journal for innovation in health care and life sciences. Learn more>

 

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Thursday, January 25, 2024 Promising new ‘circRNA’ vaccines explored in CEPI-HMRI collaboration
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is teaming up with leading scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute to further develop a promising type of disease-defense technology that could pave the way for new 'circular RNA’ vaccines that are more stable, durable and cos...
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