June 23, 2023

UTHealth Houston researcher awarded over $5M to study and improve the diagnostic process in clinics to prevent errors

Improving the diagnostic process and preventing errors are the focus of two studies funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and led by¬†Eric Thomas, MD, associate dean for health care quality with McGovern Medical School at¬†UTHealth…


December 7, 2022

Research reveals how a potentially fatal COVID-19 complication damages lung tissue

Mechanisms involved in the rapid, severe progression of fibrosis in the lung tissues of COVID-19 patients, a potentially fatal complication of the virus that damages and scars the lungs, have been uncovered by researchers led by UTHealth Houston. Until now,…


August 30, 2022

Awake prone positioning does not offer benefit in reducing intubation for COVID-19 induced acute respiratory failure

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to research…


June 21, 2022

Targeting a specific protein in smooth muscle cells may dramatically reduce atherosclerotic plaque formation

A new study shows targeting a protein in smooth muscle cells can block and decrease buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in mouse models, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published today in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Atherosclerosis…