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Heart Attack Risk Increases 16-21% with Use of Common Antacid


Adults who use proton pump inhibitors are between 16 and 21 percent more likely to experience a heart attack than people who don't use the commonly prescribed antacid drugs, according to a massive new study by Houston Methodist and Stanford...
8-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Houston Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center Teams Perform First Multi-Organ Transplant That Includes Skull and Scalp


Surgical teams from Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center successfully transplanted, for the first time, a scalp and skull while performing kidney and pancreas transplants.
4-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Breast Cancer Vaccines May Work Better with Silicon Microparticles


The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists from Houston Methodist and two other institutions in an upcoming Cell Reports.
5-May-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Hundreds of Cancer Possibilities Arise From Common Skin Mole Mutation


A http:team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly melanomas.
23-Apr-2015 11:00 AM EDT

New "4-D" Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken Discoveries


Researchers at Houston Methodist have invented a new, ex vivo lung cancer model that mimics the process of tumor progression. Tests of the model are published this month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (now online).
15-Apr-2015 1:30 PM EDT

Brain Tumor Cells Decimated by Mitochondrial "Smart Bomb"


An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say Houston Methodist scientists.
24-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Small Clip Closes Off Leaking Mitral Valve in Patients Who Cannot Tolerate Open Surgery

A new clip helps older patients with mitral valve prolapse and who are not strong enough for open surgery.
23-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

"Bad" Fat Can Be Reformed with New Drug Target

Scientists say they know how white adipose cells -- often called "bad fat" -- can be converted into "good," brown adipose in mice using little more than a synthetic stand-in for thyroid hormone.
6-Mar-2015 1:00 PM EST

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Brain Scientist Horner Joins Houston Methodist Neurological Institute


The Houston Methodist Neurological Institute's new Center for Neuroregenerative Medicine scientific director is Philip Horner, Ph.D., an expert on the use of stem cells to replace damaged brain and spinal cord tissue.
22-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Eat Healthy This Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, people are preparing delicious side dishes to take to backyard cookouts. Unfortunately, these high-calorie side dishes can create a challenge for people who want to maintain or lose weight while still...
29-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Gene Therapy, Surgery Could Mean Eight More Months for Sickest Brain Cancer Patients

21-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Heart Disease No. 1 Killer of Women in the U.S.

20-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Breast Cancer Genetic Testing to Help Check for Abnormalities in Genes

20-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Hormonal Shifts During Menopause Can Increase Stroke Risks

20-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Common Hip Issue in Teens Misdiagnosed as Pulled Muscle

Rice University catcher, John Clay Reeves, felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults...
24-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

Alzheimer's Experts for Still Alice Movie


9-Feb-2015 11:05 AM EST

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