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In the UTHealth Newsroom

NIH awards $11 million to UTHealth researchers to study deadly prion diseases

Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $11 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases – such as chronic wasting disease in deer – that can potentially spread to humans.


Lab-tested diagnosis needed when treating patients with persistent diarrhea

Persistent diarrhea, which is diarrhea that lasts at least 14 days, is an illness typically caused by parasites or bacteria and requires accurate diagnosis in order to determine what treatment to give, according to Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.


UTHealth’s Vinni Bajwa reserves time for military service

UTHealth surgeon Kulvinder “Vinni” Bajwa, M.D., serves his country as a colonel in the United States Army Reserve.


UTHealth launches new superbug research center

The John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth has opened a new research center to address the global health threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs. An introductory ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 29.


UTHealth researcher identifies Houston’s vulnerability to diabetes

A multidisciplinary, international team of investigators, led by Stephen Linder, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Health Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, have identified different types of vulnerability to diabetes that exist across communities, as well as the social and cultural factors that reinforce them.


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In the Media

Troisi: Bike safety starts with wearing helmets

Houston Chronicle, 06/23/2016

An op-ed about bicycle safety written by Catherine Troisi, Ph.D., was included in the Houston Chronicle. 


Americans eating healthier today

KTRH Radio, 06/23/2016

Kathie Nelson, R.D., discussed the eating habits of Americans in this interview with a reporter for KTRH Radio.


What are chicken pox parties?

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 06/21/2016

Mfon Ekong, M.D., talked about chicken pox parties and more on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio.


Flirting with painkillers: Could you get hooked?

Bottom Line Health, 06/20/2016

Michael Weaver, M.D., was quoted by Bottom Line Health in a story about addiction to opioids.


Electrode procedure does wonders for Parkinson's symptoms

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 06/20/2016

Albert Fenoy, M.D., spoke with KPRC-TV Channel 2 about an electrode procedure to treat Parkinson's disease.


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