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UTHealth Researchers Identify Genes Tied to Sudden Thoracic Aortic Dissections

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Out of the blue, Tina Wilkins suffered a dissection of her thoracic aorta. From first symptoms to emergency surgery, here is her story, as well as news on the latest UTHealth genetic discoveries related to the disease.
19-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth: Clot-Busting Medication Safe for Patients Who Wake Up with Stroke

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Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how effective it might be for a population that otherwise has few treatment options, according to researchers at...
19-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Language Barriers Impede Treatment of Children with Special Health Care Needs

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Language barriers can have dangerous consequences for children with special health care needs, according to a paper by authors including pediatric specialists at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
16-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth Receives $6.8 Million From DOD to Study Stem Cell Therapy for TBI

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A research team led by Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D., at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth has been awarded $6.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the safety and efficacy of using autologous stem cell therapy in adults with...
9-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth Researchers Identify Genetic Marker for Heart Failure

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A team of scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine, led by Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., and Bing Yu, Ph.D., have identified powerful predictors of congestive...
31-Aug-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth Researchers Create Health Curriculum for American Indian/Alaska Native Youth

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have developed a culturally appropriate, online sexual health curriculum for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, adapted from It’s Your Game…Keep it...
15-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas Governor Appoints Nicholas Beckmann to Advisory Board

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed McGovern Medical School assistant professor Nicholas Beckmann, M.D., to an advisory board charged with overseeing medical radiologic technologists in the Lone Star State. Beckmann’s term runs through 2021.
8-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Smallest of Patients

On January 24, 2013, Iris Vega-Figueroa’s life changed completely.That’s the day she gave birth to her twin girls, Iris and Geraldine.
4-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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