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A $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help investigators with UTHealth advance Alzheimer's disease research. (Photo by Getty Images)

New grant to help advance Alzheimer's disease research

A five-year, nearly $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow investigators with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics to use artificial intelligence (AI) to advance Alzheimer’s disease research.
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Researchers reviewing brain scans on a large screen in a meeting room. (Photo by Terry Vine Photography)

Medication approved for diabetes being tested for treatment of cocaine use disorder

With overdose rates involving cocaine soaring nearly 27% in 2020, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope that a clinical trial combining a medication approved for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help prevent relapse in cocaine use disorder patients.
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Group photo of professionals who attended the 2021 CCTS annual meeting in Houston. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth)

Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences addresses COVID-19 health disparities across Texas

Projects of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences include several initiatives to address testing disparities in vulnerable and underserved populations across the state, including in the Houston metro area, in South Texas, and in East Texas and West Texas, which have higher rates of uninsured and African American populations.
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Healthy fat impacted by change in diet and circadian clock, study finds

Changing your eating habits or altering your circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue throughout your lifespan, according to a preclinical study published today in Nature by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, has discovered the majority of genes that are now known to cause a predisposition for thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. (Photo by UTHealth)

Using genetics to solve diseases – Dianna Milewicz leads research in aortic aneurysms and dissections

Dianna Milewicz always knew she wanted to work in science.   “At a very early age I took an interest in medicine,” said Milewicz, MD, PhD, the President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “In kindergarten, I decided I wanted to be a nurse, but becoming a doctor never crossed my mind.”
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Researchers with UTHealth have received a $4 million grant to collect COVID-19 data from researchers across the country to develop a data coordinating center. (Photo by Getty Images)

New grant will allow researchers to house COVID-19 data

A $4 million subcontract grant for scientists to collect COVID-19 data from virus researchers across the country in order to develop a data coordinating center has been awarded to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics.
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