Baylor Scott & White Health Research Could Lead to Development of Novel Vaccines
The diverse functions of a special cell-recognition lipoprotein, LOX-1, weren’t always fully understood. However, BSWH researchers gained better insight into LOX-1’s role in immune responses through a study recently published in Immunity. Investigators found that the lipoprotein promotes humoral responses, which could allow researchers to design effective vaccines against microbial infections, including influenza viruses and HIV.
Baylor Scott & White Health Research Uncovers Clues for Autoimmune Disease
BSWH researchers have a few more clues in the fight against autoimmune diseases and have recently published their work in Nature Immunology. Led by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute’s Hideki Ueno, MD, PhD, the study has helped scientists learn more about a special cell known to be involved in autoimmunity, in which the body attacks itself. That insight, according to the researchers, could someday change the treatment for autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Baylor Scott & White Health Researcher Develops Biomarker for High-Risk Colon Cancer Metastases
A new study developed at the Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research and the Center for Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention and Cancer Genomics at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute has discovered unique metastasis-specific microRNA signatures in primary colorectal cancers that could predict prognosis and distant metastasis in colorectal cancer.
Baylor Scott & White Health Babies are First to Try Padded Bonnets in Research Effort
New research from BSWH’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) could prevent a common infant problem through a never-before-seen wearable product. Recently approved by the FDA, the Invictus Medical Cranial Support Device (CSD) is an adjustable liquid-filled bonnet that’s specially designed to prevent an infant’s head from flattening. BSWH’s researchers were the first to test the new technology, which works by redistributing pressure on a baby’s soft skull.
Research: Valve Procedure Saves More Lives Than Open-Heart Surgery
For the first time, a minimally invasive transcatheter valve – tested by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute in Dallas – has been shown to save more lives than open-heart surgery, according to new research revealed at the American College of Cardiology’s 2014 Scientific Sessions and published in The New England Journal of Medicine
Uterine Cooling Can Reduce C-Section Blood Loss: Baylor Scott & White Health Study
A never-before-seen childbirth technique could help a woman’s body heal itself through temperature changes, according to a pilot study from the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute. In a finding that could someday decrease global maternal mortality, BSWH’s team found that cooling a woman’s uterus after a C-section can dramatically reduce postpartum blood loss.
Can Instant Noodles Lead to Heart Disease, Diabetes and Stroke?
Instant noodle eaters take heed. Recent BSWH research shows that significant consumption of the convenient food product – ramen included – may increase a person’s risk for cardiometabolic syndrome, especially in women. The findings, which were recently published in The Journal of Nutrition
, could shed new light on the risks of a dietary habit held by a large part of the world.
Caregivers: Research Shows Opening Visitation Improves Patient Care
Regardless of the circumstances, hospitalization can be a fearful thing. Patients find themselves in a new environment, surrounded by new people, new sights, new sounds – and often, the only thing that can quell that strange sense of unfamiliarity is having a loved one there to visit.