In the UTHealth Newsroom
The architecture of the genome - its variation, its genes and the elements that control them - can define traits that affect our bodies and our health - even the levels of so-called "good cholesterol" (high density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), said a consortium of researchers including those at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine in a report on massive whole genome sequencing and analysis that appears in a report online in the journal Nature Genetics.
Too much sugar can set people down a pathway to heart failure, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
For the final question in the 2013 American Psychiatric Association’s Mind Games competition, it was not enough to name the medication (ketamine) that has been shown in a few small studies to have a rapid antidepressant effect in treatment refractory patients. Contestants also had to write down its principal mechanism of action (an N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist).
If you have severe pain just below the right side of your rib cage, you may have a gallbladder problem. And it is typically better to seek medical attention sooner than later.
A device born out of a collaboration between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Rice University could save lives in Fiji where cardiovascular disease has been called a pandemic.
In the MediaKTRK- Channel 13, 06/13/2013
UTHealth's Dr. John Higgins offers tips on the best ways to stay hydrated during the summer heat in this ABC 13 news story.
Read why it's important to protect your skin from the sun in the latest issue of the university’s online wellness magazine, HealthLeader.
Houston Chronicle, 06/10/2013
UTHealth Drs. Keith Gates and John Holcomb are quoted in this Houston Chronicle story about tourniquets.
Houston Chronicle, 06/07/2013
During the last couple of decades, cancer researchers have sought to understand how the disease corrupts cells and then proliferates through the body. UTHealth's Dr. Nathan Bryan is quoted in this Houston Chronicle story about the side effects of cancer medications.
MedPage Today, 06/07/2013
The traditional Chinese herbal medicine qili qiangxin proved better than placebo in reducing natriuretic peptide levels in heart failure patients, a randomized trial found. Dr. Nathan Bryan is featured in this MedPage Today video about the topic.