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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

Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Stop Blood Clot-Caused Strokes


By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.
23-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

7 Tips for Nurturing the Gut Microbiome

Increased awareness of the importance of digestive health has quickly turned into a multi-million dollar industry. According to Global Industry Analysts, the probiotics market is expected to exceed $29 billion by 2015 and expected to rise 7 percent...
17-Feb-2015 9:55 AM EST

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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

From Surgery to Recovery: Athletes and ACLs

National Hockey League players have the best chance to return to their sport after an ACL tear, and snowboarders have the lowest rate of returning to their sport, according to a series of papers recently published in the Orthopaedic Journal of...
2-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Twitch the Knots Away

Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide pain relief.
29-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Better Healing for Your Achilles’ Heel

In most surgeries, damaged tissue is cleaned out before surgeons make the necessary repairs. However, a new minimally-invasive surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon actually uses the damaged tissue to help repair the tear.
4-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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