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In Orbit or on Earth, Implantable Device Will Be Commanded to Release Therapeutic Drugs Remotely


Scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested aboard...
23-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Bariatric Surgery Now an Option for Transplant Patients Trying to Get on the Waiting List


Many with kidney disease and a BMI higher than 30 cannot get onto the transplant waiting list. Houston Methodist surgeon Dr. Vadim Sherman has begun performing bariatric surgery on these patients; a risky procedure for people on dialysis.
21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Monitoring Heart Failure


This new implant gives patients the opportunity to send daily updates about their heart condition to physicians.
13-Oct-2014 12:05 PM EDT

Houston Methodist, Imperial College London Discuss Future Scientific Collaboration, Joint Training Programs


Houston Methodist and Imperial College London leaders say they will jointly explore programs to develop new medical technologies and create Houston educational opportunities for Imperial College London medical students, graduate students, and...
8-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

A New Stent Graft Made From a 3-D Image of the Patient’s Anatomy Is an Option for People Suffering From an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A new stent graft made from a 3-D image of the patient’s anatomy helps fix abdominal aortic aneurysms in patient's who otherwise have few options.
5-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Investigational Therapy Focuses on Slowing Progression in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s


Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease currently have no treatment options to slow brain cell deterioration. Researchers at Houston Methodist’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center are studying an investigational drug that proposes to do...
20-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Moving Single Cells Around -- Accurately and Cheaply


Scientists have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in a recent issue of the Journal of...
19-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Houston Methodist Researchers Using NIH Grant to Examine Molecular Basis of Transplant Rejection

Transplant immunologists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute will receive about $1.6 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study pathological antibodies produced from activated memory B cells during the...
19-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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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

New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person’s knee feel and move just like the original.
22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Heart Procedure Safer for Women

Instead of going through the groin during heart catheterizations, physicians can now insert the catheter through a patient’s wrist, a less traumatic and safer option for some patients — especially women.
14-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

A New Knee

In 2010, Bonnie Egbert, a veteran of more than 20 marathons, had to quit running due to excruciating pain caused by her right knee joint rubbing bone on bone.
3-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Baby-Safe Hand Relief

From weird cravings to swollen feet, pregnant women deal with a lot during those nine months Some women even suffer from hand pain when there are simple, baby-safe options to treat the symptoms.
11-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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

6-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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