HOUSTON–(Oct. 19, 2016)–Researchers at Houston Methodist kept mice from getting the flu by removing a gene that regulates their immune system. According to a study recently published in Nature Immunology (online Oct. 3), mice missing the gene...
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Houston Methodist Receives Nearly $4 Million From U.S. Defense Department to Combat Lethal Breast Cancer
HOUSTON-(Oct. 11, 2016)–Scientists at Houston Methodist received support from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to reprogram immune cells to attack triple negative breast cancer, the most lethal form of the disease.
The DoD awarded Rongfu...
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Houston Methodist received $9 million from the National Cancer Institute to establish the Center for Immunotherapeutic Transport Oncophysics (CITO). CITO combines the studies of cancer immunology, nanotechnology and the physics of cancer biology....
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A stranger started a chain of events that led to six people receiving new kidneys at one institution.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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
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
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
A new study will evaluate the use of whole umbilical cord blood to help the brain heal quicker after an ischemic stroke.
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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