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UTHealth Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant From FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve...
21-Aug-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Bacterial Meningitis Incidence Drops in the United States

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Advances in the prevention and treatment of an often fatal condition called bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the United States, report infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
12-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

UTHealth's Dr. William Margolin Named Distinguished Lecturer for Microbiology

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William Margolin, Ph.D, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been selected to serve as a distinguished lecturer for the...
8-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UTHealth Researchers Discover Infectious Prion Protein in Urine of Patients with Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University...
7-Aug-2014 9:10 AM EDT

UTHealth’s Dr. Philip Orlander Recognized by Diabetes Association

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Philip Orlander, M.D., director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Houston Chapter of...
30-Jul-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Scientists Discover Genetic Switch That Can Prevent Peripheral Vascular Disease in Mice

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Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to severe skeletal muscle wasting and, in turn,...
24-Jul-2014 4:10 PM EDT

UTHealth Dr. Bhavani Iyer Awarded Low Vision Grant

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Bhavani Iyer, O.D., a low vision specialist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been awarded a grant to help Harris County residents whose vision problems cannot be corrected with eyeglasses,...
24-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

It’s Your Game…Keep It Real Reduces Dating Violence Among Minority Youth

New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shows that It’s Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG), a health education program designed to delay sexual behavior and promote healthy dating relationships, can...
10-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Expert Available to Talk About Ricin

17-Apr-2013 1:00 PM EDT

UTHealth Faculty Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday

28-Nov-2012 2:30 PM EST

UTHealth's Principal Investigator for RESPECT Trial on PFO Closure and Stroke, Available for Interviews

25-Oct-2012 10:40 AM EDT

UTHealth Public Policy Expert Available to Comment on Health Care Reform Decision and Impact on Texas

27-Jun-2012 6:30 PM EDT

Emergency Medicine Chair at UTHealth Available to Comment on Supreme Court's Decision on ACA

27-Jun-2012 6:25 PM EDT

UTHealth Public Policy Expert Available to Comment on Health Care Reform Decision

27-Jun-2012 6:20 PM EDT

UTHealth Faculty Can Comment on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of terrorist attacks on American soil, as well as the mailing of Bacillus anthracis-laced letters. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), faculty members are available to comment...
29-Aug-2011 4:00 PM EDT

Congresswoman Giffords Shooting: Trauma Surgery and Recover Experts from UTHealth

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UTHealth Trauma Experts are available for interviews to discuss trauma surgery and recovery in the wake of the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at an event in Tucson.
10-Jan-2011 11:00 AM EST

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