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Six-Way Kidney Swap

A stranger started a chain of events that led to six people receiving new kidneys at one institution.
1-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas A&M Planning to Create Medical School for Physician Engineers at Houston Methodist Hospital

Texas A&M University is planning to create an innovative engineering medical school at Houston Methodist Hospital to educate a new kind of doctor, pending appropriate approvals, who will invent transformational technology for health care, officials...
24-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Common Antacid Linked to Accelerated Vascular Aging

Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an American Heart Association journal. This accelerated aging in...
6-May-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combining Pap and hrHPV Tests Could Drastically Reduce Cancer Miss Rates

Cytopathology researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital recently found that combining two diagnostic tests, Pap and high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV), dramatically decreased the chance of missing tumors and high-grade lesions by sevenfold.
3-May-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Center of Space Nanomedicine to work with CASIS on research aboard International Space Station

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The Houston Methodist Research Institute’s newly created Center of Space Nanomedicine is working with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to send eight experiments to the International Space Station (ISS) over the next five...
6-Apr-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Injectable Nanoparticle Generator Could Radically Transform Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lung metastases in mice. This landmark study...
10-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist Neurosurgeon Removes Deep-Seated Thalamic and Brain Stem Cavernoma Through a Small Hole Successfully

Neurosurgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital report the successful treatment of deep-seated thalamic and brain stem cavernous angiomas in an upcoming article in the Journal of Neurosurgery (online March 8).
8-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatments Need to Have Heart Tested

Chemotherapy treatment is a necessary evil in the fight against most cancers and has prolonged life for millions of people. However, many cancer survivors suffer from an increased risk of heart problems related to the toxic effect some chemotherapy...
1-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cancer-Fighting 'Trojan Horse' Sparks Hope in Human Trials

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3-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Men Also at Risk for Osteoporosis

Screening women for osteoporosis is now routine, however, when it comes to men, most are never screened and therefore suffer the consequences of the disease. In the U.S., nearly 1.5 million men over 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million men...
5-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Common Allergy Medication Worsens Restless Leg Symptoms

Allergy season can be the worst time of year for people suffering with restless legs syndrome because popular over the counter medications can make symptoms much worse.
4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Dementia Treatment Delayed Due to Misdiagnosis

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Many patients showing signs of dementia are quickly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when they might actually suffer from frontotemporal dementia, delaying the appropriate treatment for them.
24-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Using Umbilical Cord Blood to Speed Stroke Recovery

A new study will evaluate the use of whole umbilical cord blood to help the brain heal quicker after an ischemic stroke.
15-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

OBGYN Expert from Houston Methodist is available for interviews regarding the Zika Virus

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22-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST

Cancer Biomarker Researcher Brings Team to Houston Methodist

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12-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

The Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist Hospital is part of a landmark clinical trial that looks at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults.
8-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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