Texas Biomed's Milestone Achievements
Texas Biomed is where research begins. Since its founding in 1941, Texas Biomed has made major advances that contribute information to enhance the scientific community's effort to improve health and save lives. These achievements are the result of studying cardiovascular disease; cancer; infectious diseases; new and emerging disease threats such as dengue, SARS and avian flu; possible bioterror agents like anthrax and Ebola; the role of genetics in human diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, epilepsy, mental illness, and the pregnancy disorder preeclampsia; fetal growth and development; hormonal research; and behavioral medicine.
Texas Biomed has made leaps and bounds in the quest to solve problems associated with infectious and often fatal diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS.
Major advances in cancer research are just one part of Texas Biomed’s repertoire. Our scientists have discovered new treatments for breast and prostate cancer as well as the potential for new discoveries in the treatment of melanoma.
With high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes rampant in the world today, there’s no wonder that heart disease is epidemic. In an attempt to find answers about the causes and conditions of heart disease, Texas Biomed discovered a link between these factors and our genes.
Texas Biomed developed the premature baboon model to study the many diseases that often plague premature infants, specifically pulmonary and respiratory illness. Texas Biomed scientists found preventive measures to combat these often fatal infections.