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UTHealth's Gerard Francisco, M.D., Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

A research and clinical leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R),Gerard Francisco, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and TIRR Memorial Hermann has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

UTHealth awarded $3.1 million NIH grant to study how gut bacteria relates to diabetes

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A team of researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how gut bacteria play a role in the development of diabetes among residents of Starr County, Texas.

UTHealth Awarded $3.1 Million NIH Grant to Study How Gut Bacteria Relates to Diabetes

A team of researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how gut bacteria play a role in the development of diabetes among residents of Starr County, Texas.

UTHealth Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Reduce Re-Arrest Rates Among Homeless Adults

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope to put a dent in the cycle of re-arrest and release among homeless adults with research on a smartphone app funded by a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

UTHealth receives $3.3 million grant to reduce re-arrest rates among homeless adults

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope to put a dent in the cycle of re-arrest and release among homeless adults with research on a smartphone app funded by a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Why can't mTOR inhibitors kill cancer? Study explains

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Anti-cancer drugs called mTOR inhibitors slow the growth of cancer cells but show limited ability to cause cancer cell death. New studies explain why.

Anti-RAS antibodies show poor reliability in recognizing RAS proteins

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Researchers from the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio co-authored a paper published Sept. 26 in Science Signaling that looks at the reliability of a common research tool to study RAS cancer mutations.

UTHealth receives $2.6 million to study gene-environment interactions in cocaine addiction

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Studying the effect of environmental stressors on the development of cocaine use is the focus of a $2.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

UTHealth's Jim Zheng awarded $5.8 million CPRIT grant to mine cancer data for cures

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) In keeping with the shift in cancer research from data generation to data analysis, bioinformatician W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...Show More Summary

UTHealth Researchers Receive $2.5 Million to Develop Anal Cancer Screening Protocol

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to develop a standard protocol for anal cancer screenings for men who have sex with men.

UTHealth discovers how to train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful after a hemorrhagic stroke.

UT Health San Antonio researchers developing drug for recurring ER-positive breast cancer

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Researchers at UT Health San Antonio and two partner institutions are developing a new, first-in-class agent that has stopped the growth of estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer in its tracks. Show More Summary

Can previous exposure to west Nile alter the course of Zika?

(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) West Nile virus is no stranger to the US-Mexico border; thousands of people in the region have contracted the mosquito-borne virus in the past. But could this previous exposure affect how intensely Zika sickens someone now?

'My kid is in there,' UT Health San Antonio imaging studies confirm

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact.

Why do BRCA1 mutations cause predominantly breast and ovarian cancer?

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, report a new, previously unrecognized function of the BRCA1 gene that explains why BRCA1 gene mutation carriers are at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Micron-sized hydrogel cubes show highly efficient delivery of a potent anti-cancer drug

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have developed micro-cubes that can sponge up a hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and deliver it to cancer cells. Show More Summary

Gene mutation linked to retinitis pigmentosa in Southwestern US Hispanic families

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

Kopchicks give $10.5 million gift to MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School for fellows

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio,...Show More Summary

UTHealth's Lenard Lichtenberger Tests Effectiveness of Lipidic Aspirin Formulation Against Cancer

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are testing the effectiveness of a soy-enriched aspirin formulation designed to fight colorectal cancer with fewer side effects.

UTHealth School of Public Health Awarded $2.6 Million to Address Social Needs of Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries in Harris County

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health have received a nearly $2.6 million grant for an innovative project that will address the social factors that affect the health of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in Harris County.

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