Size matters when fighting cancer, groundbreaking UTHealth study finds

Doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system, according to a pioneering study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Ohio State University.


Study: Simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment

A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke.


McGovern Medical School professors showcase research at Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Professors from several departments at McGovern Medical School shared research presentations with thousands of scientists in biophysics at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (BPS) earlier this year.


Gene editing could be key to solving congenital anomalies of kidneys

With the help of gene editing and the African clawed frog, researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Rachel K. Miller in the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School have found a cost-effective model for studying the genetics of developmental kidney diseases.


Working on new treatments for stroke at UTHealth are Akihiko Urayama, Ph.D., and Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth Neurologists awarded NIH grants to explore causes of brain bleeds, dementia

Researchers at McGovern Medical School have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore how the buildup of protein deposits in the brain can trigger dementia and stroke.


Gabriel Fries, Ph.D., works in his lab at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. UTHealth researchers link epigenetic aging to bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have – and die from – age-related diseases, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Translation STAR Award brings leading expert in liver disease studies

The Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School recently recruited a leading expert in liver disease studies with plans to establish a Liver Injury Research Program.


Rising STAR recruited to Center for Human Genetics

The University of Texas (UT) System has recruited another rising ‘star’ into the fold at McGovern Medical School, welcoming a new faculty member to the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine who aims to connect phenotype to genotype through understanding gene regulation and develop genomics tools that can be applied to investigations in his own lab and beyond.


Radiologists publish new safety guidelines for portable X-ray units

Thanks to the efforts of researchers in the Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging Department at McGovern Medical School, the UTHealth name will be all over a new set of safety standards for a series of portable X-ray machines created by MinXray that can be used outside of medical facilities all over the world.


Dr. William Miller speaks with U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess at the Congressional Antimicrobial Resistance Fair in Washington, D.C. last month. CARMiG showcases research at national fair

Professors and researchers with the Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics (CARMiG) had the unique opportunity to promote McGovern Medical School’s ongoing research projects on antibiotic resistance at a national fair in Washington D.C. last month.