Drawing of Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D. Artistic rendering of Clostridium difficile bacteria Photo of Joya Chandra, Ph.D., and Luisa Coronel at the ceremony Photo of Mt. Chacaltaya in Bolivia Photo of child holding parent's finger Photo of students enrolled in ambassador training program

UTHealth receives $6.8 million from DOD to study stem cell therapy for TBI

A research team led by Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D., at UTHealth has been awarded $6.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the safety and efficacy of using autologous stem cell therapy in adults with emergent traumatic brain injury.

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UTHealth researchers identify the secret genetic weapon of Clostridium difficile

Researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health have identified the location of genes that control production of toxins that harm people infected by Clostridium difficile bacteria. The gene location, agr1, forms part of a signaling communication system that produces a small peptide that, in turn, tells the rest of the Clostridium difficile population to turn on their toxin genes.

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Lab coat ceremony marks the start of a scientific adventure

There are no overgrown jungles or boa constrictors hanging from trees at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. But, there is definitely a sense of adventure. At the Lab Coat Ceremony at the Graduate School on Sept. 1, 40 doctoral students started their journey into uncharted areas of medicine where they hope to find the cure to cancer, diabetes or other life-threatening disease.

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Research shows how the body adapts to reduced oxygen at high altitude

When people travel to mountainous regions where oxygen is in short supply, their red blood cells release more oxygen to their bodies to counteract the oxygen insufficiency. But, how their bodies do this has been a mystery.

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HealthLEADER: Fortifying Their Future

In Texas, Hispanic women are at a higher risk than non-Hispanics for giving birth to babies with a neural tube defect (NTD), a serious condition that affects the spinal cord and brain. The recent addition of folic acid to corn masa flour has promise to decrease risk of NTD.

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Five Pacesetter BSN students chosen for 'Ambassador' leadership training

UTHealth School of Nursing has launched an ambassador training program which offers professional development activities to select students that will help make them into confident, competent and empowered nursing leaders who will contribute to improving health and health care.

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