About the university:
The Center for Cell Death and Differentiation is the result of collaboration between Baylor Scott & White and the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. The Baylor Scott & White/TAMHSC/COM Center for Cell Death and Differentiation reflects the legacy of Dr. W. Roy Smythe, former Chair of the Department of Surgery, and now the ongoing vision of Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou, Chair of the Department of Surgery, that those institutions provide not only a forum of exchange for scientists, health care professionals, andacademics, but also a link between the research agenda, clinical translation and effective new therapies. Key to the life of any organism is the microcosmic drama carried out at the level of the cell, the basic living unit of all tissues and organs. Whether in brain cells that direct the bodys hand to notate the next Mozart sonata; liver cells that deal with the composers excesses; or blood cells that carry genius as its cargo, understanding the life cycle of the cell is crucial to scientists in their search to improve and understand life itself.
The Mission of the Centre for Cell Death and Differentiation is to develop greater understanding of the processes that control the survival, differentiation or death of normal and diseased cells, and through cutting-edge research, education, and multidisciplinary collaboration, translate our understanding into tangible results.
The fact that humans have been living longer over the past 100 years or so can be traced back largely to scientific advances made possible by medical research projects. Research studies or clinical trials come in many forms. Some are sponsored by industry—pharmaceutical or medical device companies—while others may be sponsored by grants from government or healthcare organizations like Scott & White.
The research work currently being conducted by doctors and scientists at Scott & White is expanding every day.
Center for Applied Health Research Center for Cell Death and Differentiation Center for Bone, Joint & Spine Research Center for Research in Vaccines and Infections Digestive Disease Research Center Cancer Research Institute Cardiovascular Research Institute
Researches of the university