Arias lab group Colombian girl gets fighting chance with global help from medical teams

It has been a team effort to ensure a 12-year-old Colombian girl has the best chance to fight back against a rare immune disorder system, with infectious disease specialists like Dr. Cesar Arias, professor of infectious disease in the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School, extending large helping hands.


Study suggests obese children who drink recommended amount of milk have less risk of metabolic syndrome

Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School.


Study shows new technology to increase success rates in mouse-based anticancer drug evaluation

Researchers at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) have found a new way to reduce failure rates in pre-clinical studies of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) using mouse models.


Reeba Mathew, M.D. Sleep expert offers tips to get children back on a school sleep schedule

To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it’s important to make sure he or she is well-rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School.


Dr. Adan Rios Rios addresses United Nations on HIV vaccine research

Dr. Adan Rios, associate professor of internal medicine, made a pair of special appearances on the world stage again last month to discuss the challenges with the development of a preventative HIV vaccine.


Koenig Research Rapamycin lotion reduces facial tumors caused by tuberous sclerosis, UTHealth reports

Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), doctors at McGovern Medical School reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90 percent of people with the condition.


Researcher reveals results of study on emergency breathing tubes

In a landmark study, researchers found that patients treated with paramedic oxygen delivery using a newer, more flexible laryngeal breathing tube may have a greater survival rate after sudden cardiac arrest than the traditional intubation breathing tube.


Norris Edmondson Research Microbiologists make breakthrough in syphilis research

A scientific quest that started in 1905 has been achieved by scientists at McGovern Medical School, who reported that they are the first to grow a long-lasting tissue culture of the bacterium responsible for syphilis. Findings appeared in the journal mBio.


Tiny Tot Team Tiny Tot Clinic secures grant for cerebral palsy research

The Tiny Tot Clinic for Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Health at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School, is now one of only seven programs nationwide to be invited to take part in a new initiative by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation designed to improve diagnosis and intervention results.


Fighting colorectal cancer at UTHealth are Lenard Lichtenberger, Ph.D., (right) and Dexing Fang, Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT Rob Cahill, UTHealth Study: Soy lecithin NSAID combo drug protects against cancer with fewer side effects

When scientists at McGovern Medical School applied a chemical found in soybeans to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), they increased its anticancer properties and reduced its side effects. Findings of the preclinical study of phosphatidylcholine, also called lecithin, appear in the journal Oncology Letters.