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Gene Mutation Linked to Retinitis Pigmentosa in Southwestern U.S. Hispanic Families

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Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science...
26-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

With $10.5 Million Gift to MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, Ohio Couple Paves Way for Future Scientists

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Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a...
23-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth’s Lenard Lichtenberger Tests Effectiveness of Lipidic Aspirin Formulation Against Cancer

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Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are testing the effectiveness of a soy-enriched aspirin formulation designed to fight colorectal cancer with fewer side effects.
21-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth School of Public Health Awarded $2.6 Million to Address Social Needs of Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries in Harris County

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health have received a nearly $2.6 million grant for an innovative project that will address the social factors that affect the health of Medicare...
15-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth a Site for First-Ever Large NIDA Trial for Methamphetamine Use Disorder

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With the rates of methamphetamine use reaching an all-time high in Texas, raising alarms for the Greater Houston area, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) researchers have launched a...
15-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rhythms of the Heart: How a Cardiac Electrophysiologist Saved a Woman’s Life

For more than two months, Kim O’Neill, 61, spent nearly every night lying in bed, staring at the ceiling and wondering if she was going to die in her sleep. Her heart was beating so loudly in her chest she thought it might explode. During the day,...
31-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UT Physicians Opens Community Health & Wellness Center in North Houston

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With the opening of the new UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center – Jensen, children and adults living in north Houston can receive high-quality primary care and medical screenings at a multispecialty clinic. It opened May 16.
16-May-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cell Trial for Stroke Patients Suffering Chronic Motor Deficits Begins at UTHealth

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A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stem cell product injected directly into the brain to treat chronic motor deficits from ischemic stroke has begun at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center...
15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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