Study: Stroke patients seen at a teaching hospital less likely to be readmitted

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from McGovern Medical School.

Dr. John Harvin QI project leads to pioneering clinical trial

Using an innovative quality improvement project to determine how to design an effective emergency trauma clinical trial, a team of surgeons at McGovern Medical School was able to launch the first-ever study on a high-risk damage control surgery for critical abdominal injuries.

Probiotics study to help treat autistic children’s GI issues, behavior

A small clinical trial underway at McGovern Medical School is testing the hypothesis that probiotics can help improve gastrointestinal symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Henry Wang, M.D. Emergency resuscitation device increases cardiac arrest survival rate, study reports

When paramedics resuscitated cardiac arrest patients with a new type of breathing tube, their patients were more likely to survive, according to a McGovern Medical School-led study in a late August edition of JAMA.

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.

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.

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.

Tablet-based tasks show promise as training tools for individuals with ASD: Study

While individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find social interactions challenging, promising research by Dr. Anne Sereno, former professor of neuroscience in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Megan Kirchgessner, former visiting student, shows that a series of tablet-based tasks and games may be suitable methods of early intervention in children with ASD.

microscopic image Researchers train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke

White blood cells called neutrophils are like soldiers in your body that form in the bone marrow and at the first sign of microbial attack, head for the site of injury just as fast as they can to neutralize invading bacteria or fungi using an armament of chemical weapons.