Tadpole with kidney thumb 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).


Dr. Cynthia Ju 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.


Dr. Sidney Wang 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.


A clinician utilizes a MinXRay portable x-ray machine in Angola to examine a patient. The company recently adopted new safety guidelines with the help from researchers at McGovern Medical School. 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.


Amber Luong, M.D., Ph.D. Dissolvable steroid implant may improve sinus surgery outcomes

When dissolvable, slow-release steroid implants are placed in the newly created opening of the frontal sinuses of sinus surgery patients, these sinus passages stay open longer and have less inflammation, according to a multicenter clinical trial led by a researcher with McGovern Medical School.


Dr. Mohammad H. Rahbar Researchers examine environmental factors in autism

Ongoing research by professors at McGovern Medical School and UTHealth could help answer questions regarding environmental factors and their influence on the etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Jamaica.


Dr. Jordan Lake Research sheds light on HIV treatment among transgender women

New research spearheaded by Dr. Jordan Lake, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine, is shedding light on challenges health care teams face in treating HIV among transgender women.