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From trying to create new cartilage in the laboratory to clinical trials for patients with brain injuries, scientists and physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are leading the way in stem cell research.

In partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, UTHealth was the first in the country to intravenously inject a stroke patient’s own stem cells in a trial funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. Learn how researchers continue to push the boundaries of this promising field.

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Scientists discover on/off switch for obesity-associated cancer

Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is furthering the understanding of the link between obesity and cancer. 

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UTHealth and Steadman Philippon Research Institute partner to improve the care of musculoskeletal conditions

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, Colo., have signed a collaboration agreement to advance the care of musculoskeletal conditions.

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Experimental obesity drug inhibits tumor growth

Because obesity promotes the progression of certain cancers, it stands to reason that an obesity treatment might work against tumors as well. To find out, scientists tested an investigational obesity drug in animal models of cancer with promising results.

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