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Triple Negative Breast Cancer's Progression and Relapse Pinned to a Gene

Scientists have found a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease. The research suggests targeting the gene may be a new approach to treating the...
3/24/2014 11:00 AM EDT

A New Procedure Opens Up New World for People Who Have Trouble Swallowing Food

A new minimally-invasive procedure called Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) will help people with "jackhammer esophagus," a condition that occurs when they esophagus doesn't open properly making it difficult to impossible to swallow food. It also...
3/3/2014 1:00 PM EST

Alcohol May Ease the Nerves That Cause Atrial Fibrillation


Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia, dulling or stopping the transmission of...
3/3/2014 12:30 PM EST

New Live-Cell Printing Technology Works Like Ancient Chinese Woodblocking


With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, similar work using inkjet printing...
2/6/2014 12:20 PM EST

Olive Oil Component Investigated for Breast Cancer Prevention

A major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, is the subject of a Houston Methodist study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
1/22/2014 10:00 AM EST

Houston Methodist Licenses Multidimensional Imaging Platform

Houston Methodist has entered an exclusive agreement with Houston-based Facts and Figures, LLC, to license its high-definition, multidimensional imaging technology known as Plato's CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). The agreement allows...
1/15/2014 12:00 PM EST

Female Drinkers More at Risk for Liver Disease Than Men

Many of us will be drinking alcohol this holiday season, but unfortunately for women, they cannot drink as much as men and stay healthy.
12/16/2013 10:00 AM EST

Holidays Don’t Have to Mean ‘Unhealthy’ When It Comes to Mexican Tamales

For many households of Mexican descent in the United States, the days following Thanksgiving aren’t only about wrapping gifts but also about wrapping tamales.
12/3/2013 2:00 PM EST

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Media Experts to Discuss the New FDA Anti-Smoking Ads Targeting Teens and CVS Phasing Out Tobaccos Products in the U.S.

2/6/2014 11:00 AM EST

Mouthguard Myths

After every play, we all see the athletes adjusting their mouthguards, but what do they actually protect? Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards.
1/21/2014 10:00 AM EST

Have a Safe New Year Workout

With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good.
12/27/2013 10:00 AM EST

Safe Skiing

Before heading out on a ski vacation, most people prepare by reserving a room, booking a flight, packing their winter clothes and, of course, their skis. However, if they do not prepare their body, they might end up spending more time in the...
11/20/2013 11:00 AM EST

Finding Joy During the Holidays


For families living with Alzheimer’s, finding joy during the holidays can be challenging. By managing expectations and planning early, holidays can still be happy and memorable for every family.
11/1/2013 10:00 AM EDT

Train Your Body


For avid runners, training for the next marathon never stops. While it’s important to focus on running faster or farther, Houston Methodist physicians encourage runners to expand their training regimen and are providing the following tips for...
10/28/2013 12:00 PM EDT

Scary Risks of Cosmetic Contact Lenses


If your Halloween costume includes changing your eye color, think twice before wearing cosmetic contact lenses.
10/25/2013 9:30 AM EDT

Methodist Microgravity Experiment Gets Funding, May Go to International Space Station


A microgravity experiment will examine the fundamental physics of the chemical and physical properties that control nanoparticles' movement through nanochannels -- something scientists know very little about.
5/13/2013 1:00 PM EDT

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