In the UTHealth Newsroom

Scientists discover gene tied to profound vision loss

An exhaustive hereditary analysis of a large Louisiana family with vision issues has uncovered a new gene tied to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, according to an examination led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). It is a family of eye diseases that affects more than 200,000 in the United States and millions worldwide

 

UTHealth scientists elected AAAS Fellows for their vision-saving efforts

Two professors in the School of Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) – Stephen Daiger, Ph.D., and Robert Hardy, Ph.D. – have been elected to the rank of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their efforts to prevent blindness.

 

New UTHealth Trauma and Grief Center for Youth opens

Children who are having difficulty processing trauma or loss can now turn to the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

 

New pediatric bipolar inpatient unit opens at the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center

To assist children and families struggling with pediatric bipolar disorder, the Pediatric Bipolar Inpatient Unit opened today at The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center.

 

Young Puerto Rican women and their mothers know little about HPV, cervical cancer

Young Puerto Rican women and their mothers know little about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. 

 

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In the Media

New MRI signal could be used to capture electrical problems in brain

Neurology Today, 12/16/2014

Giridhar Kalamangalam, M.D., is featured in this Neurology Today article about preliminary findings on an MRI technique to aid epilepsy diagnosis.

 

Competition intense for suburban emergency service providers

Houston Chronicle, 12/16/2014

Richard Bradley, M.D., is quoted in this Houston Chronicle community newspaper story about a shortage of paramedics in the Houston area.

 

NHL players down with the mumps

NewsFix Channel 39, 12/16/2014

In this NewsFix Channel 39 story, Catherine Troisi, Ph.D., discussed a mumps outbreak among National Hockey League players.

 

Top 10 treadmill mistakes you're making

Prevention Magazine, 12/16/2014

John Higgins, M.D., provided information for this Prevention magazine article on treadmill mistakes.

 

Do any of the currently available treatments for COPD improve survival from COPD?

MedPage Today, 12/16/2014

Richard Castriotta, M.D., commented on the effectiveness of treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in this MedPageToday.com story.

 

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