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UTHealth Neonatal Researcher Funded by NIH to Study Plastic Products Used in NICUs

The impact of the chemicals in the plastic products used in pediatric intensive care units will be the focus of a new $1 million study led by Andrea Duncan, M.D., M.S.ClinRes, associate professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas...
13-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UTHealth Study Outlines Framework for Identifying Disease Risk in Genome Sequence


– Imagine a day when you visit the doctor’s office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests – cholesterol, glucose and blood count – but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Routine...
12-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Daily Folic Acid Supplementation Remains Important for Prevention of Birth Defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to an editorial written by Laura E. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor in the...
9-Jan-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UTHealth’s Wolinsky Is Senior Author of Paper on New Therapy for Primary Progressive MS


Positive results of an investigational medication study for primary progressive multiple sclerosis were published online in today’s New England Journal of Medicine in a paper led by senior author Jerry Wolinsky, M.D., of McGovern Medical School at...
21-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UTHealth Research Could Lead to Blood Test to Detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease


The detection of prions in the blood of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease could lead to a noninvasive diagnosis prior to symptoms and a way to identify prion contamination of the donated blood supply, according to researchers at...
21-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Gene Predisposing to Artery-Damaging Disease


A genetic discovery by a team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) could help explain a cause of a mysterious artery-damaging disease that may affect up to an estimated 5 million...
9-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UTHealth Experts Take Part in U.S. Surgeon General’s First Youth E-Cigarette Report

Researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health were the senior scientific editors for the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General’s Report...
8-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Two UTHealth Researchers Elected to Prestigious Scientific Association


In recognition of their efforts to develop new treatments for fungal infections and stress-related chronic illnesses, respectively, Michael Lorenz, Ph.D., and Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
7-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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