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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Houston Chronicle, 06/22/2015
Susan Pacheco, M.D., wrote a Houston Chronicle editorial about the impact of Houston's air quality on children.
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.
Harold "Bill" Kohl, Ph.D., was quoted in this WebMD.com story about the health benefits of physical activity for older adults.