August 5, 2020

Months after Montgomery Co. principal released from hospital, long-term COVID-19 effects linger

Pushan Jani, MD, was interviewed by KHOU-TV Channel 11 about long-term effects of COVID-19 and permanent lung damage in patients who have recovered from the virus. Read the full story… July 17, 2020


July 21, 2020

Simple blood test can predict severity of COVID-19 for some patients

An early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19, and help clinicians better prepare for these patients, may have been uncovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center…


July 21, 2020

Lung physiology and immune function in children could be protecting them from severe COVID-19

Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults, according to pediatric and adult physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at…


July 21, 2020

Team is first in Texas to investigate convalescent plasma for prevention of COVID-19 onset and progression

A research team is the first in Texas to investigate whether plasma from COVID-19 survivors can be used in outpatient settings to prevent the onset and progression of the virus in two new clinical trials at The University of Texas…


July 7, 2020

UTHealth joins trial of arthritis drug’s effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

A drug is being studied for its effectiveness in treating a type of severe immune overreaction seen in patients with COVID-19-induced pneumonia by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is enrolling…


April 27, 2020

COVID-19 survivor donates plasma to help others recover from the virus

Jose Abdelnoor, 71, and his wife Evelyn Diaz, 67, say they would go through the scary experience of having COVID-19 again if it means they could save a life through donating their antibody-rich plasma. “What greater gift is there to…


April 23, 2020

First COVID-19 patient in Texas enrolled in UTHealth stem cell therapy study at Memorial Hermann

The first COVID-19 patient in Texas has been enrolled in a stem cell therapy clinical trial for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The procedure took place April 16, 2020,…


April 16, 2020

UTHealth, Memorial Hermann seeking plasma donations from survivors of COVID-19

An experimental therapy to help patients recover from COVID-19 by transfusing plasma from virus survivors into critically ill patients is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for use at Memorial Hermann….


April 9, 2020

COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung illness. Chronic lung disease is a term…


March 30, 2020

COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with underlying heart conditions

COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science…


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