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McGovern researchers partner for budding COVID-19 treatment

The Departments of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine at McGovern Medical School have been approved for a phase-2 clinical trial to study the effects of a drug to potentially treat COVID-19 patients. The clinical trial is a collaboration with Akebia Therapeutics Inc. “We are all very excited about this opportunity,” said Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD, […]

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Flu vaccine may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new study shows

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People who received at least one flu vaccination were 17% less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease over the course of a lifetime, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). First author Albert Amran, a fourth-year medical student at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, presented the findings at the […]

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Study indicates mitral valve recommendation for high-risk patients

A McGovern Medical School cardiologist and his UTHealth Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology colleagues’ contributions to a prospective cohort study demonstrates the efficacy of a transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve using balloon-expandable transcatheter valve as an alternative for high-surgical risk patients. The research, One-Year Outcomes of Mitral Valve-in-Valve Using the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve, was published in […]

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Weeklong Summer Camp Brings Joy to Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Clad in elaborate Asgardian armor and armed with the enchanted hammer, Thor’s crimson cape rippled behind him as he marched to the center of the stage. But this Thor was missing something. “Were you expecting someone with long blonde hair?” he asked the children […]

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Anesthesiology receives R01 grant from National Institutes of Health

The Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School has received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue research on microRNAs in the treatment of perioperative liver injury. Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology; and Cynthia Ju, PhD, professor of vice chair for research […]

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