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Neuroscientists Use Snail Research to Help Explain “Chemo Brain”

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It is estimated that as many as half of patients taking cancer drugs experience a decrease in mental sharpness. While there have been many theories, what causes “chemo brain” has eluded scientists.
2-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

UTHealth Researchers to Assess Asthma Risk in Health Care Workers

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Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for...
24-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

UTHealth Researchers Study Impact of Smoking Ban in Homeless Shelter

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Instituting a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can lead to a reduction in expired carbon monoxide levels, an indicator of exposure to cigarette smoke, and may have positive effects on shelter residents’ health, according to new research.
22-Sep-2014 6:00 AM EDT

UTHealth Medical School Ranked Fourth by Hispanic Business Magazine

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Hispanic Business magazine has ranked The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School among the top five medical schools in the country for promoting and encouraging a diverse community where Hispanic students can...
8-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Scientists Discover New Regulatory Component in Infectious Bacterium

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The discovery of a new regulatory component in an infectious bacterium could aid efforts to explain its ability to survive in the human body, report microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and...
2-Sep-2014 2:15 PM EDT

Researchers Find Up to 3,000 Times the Bacterial Growth on Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

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Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.
28-Aug-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Playing Violent Video Games Related to Depression in Preadolescent Youth

Preadolescent youth who play violent video games for a significant amount of time each day are at greater risk for depression, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) released Monday in...
25-Aug-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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

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