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    From trying to create new cartilage in the laboratory to clinical trials for patients with traumatic brain injury and stroke, scientists and physicians at UTHealth are leading the way in stem cell research.
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In the UTHealth Newsroom

New light switches for neurons advance brain research

Light switches for neurons have made enormous contributions to brain research by giving investigators access to “on switches” for brain cells. But, finding “off switches” has been much more challenging. Addressing the challenge, biochemists in the Center for Membrane Biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) discovered a new family of light-activated proteins that work as “off switches.”


UTHealth faculty members earn Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards

Ten faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been recognized for teaching excellence by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.


UTHealth’s Zhiqiang An awarded $5.3 million to fast-track anticancer antibody research

A professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was awarded a $5,277,338 grant to establish a facility to help scientists advance their research into anticancer antibodies. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Texas and the United States.


UTHealth research: autologous stem cell therapy helpful in traumatic brain injury

The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.


UTHealth’s Kevin Morano receives prestigious teaching honor

Kevin Morano, Ph.D., a microbiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been recognized for teaching excellence by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.


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In the Media

Recent rain spikes level of dangerous bacteria in waters

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 06/23/2015

Rain runoff is blamed for elevated bacteria levels at some lakes and beaches. Charles Ericsson, M.D., told KPRC-TV Channel 2 reporter Haley Hernandez that people with cuts or weakened immune systems may want to refrain from swimming in the Gulf.


Possible cancer clusters in east Harris County and Houston

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 06/23/2015

Arch "Chip" Carson, M.D., Ph.D., spoke with Carrie Feibel, health and science reporter at Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, about a study that found high rates of cancer in northeast Houston.


Pacheco: Our children need cleaner air

Houston Chronicle, 06/22/2015

Susan Pacheco, M.D., wrote a Houston Chronicle editorial about the impact of Houston's air quality on children.


Things you never expected from ACA

Behavioral Healthcare, 06/22/2015

Stephen Glazier, chief operating officer at the Harris County Psychiatric Center, was quoted in a story in Behavioral Healthcare about the Affordable Care Act.


Yes, you can do that at your age, 06/22/2015

Harold "Bill" Kohl, Ph.D., was quoted in this story about the health benefits of physical activity for older adults.


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