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Photo of Dr. Dianna Milewicz with a  member of her research team. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Targeting a specific protein in smooth muscle cells may dramatically reduce atherosclerotic plaque formation

A new study shows targeting a protein in smooth muscle cells can block and decrease buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in mouse models, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston.
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UTHealth Houston researchers are investigating how a special MRI protocol can help understand which patients might be at risk for hematoma expansion after intracerebral hemorrhage. (Photo by Getty Images)

Researchers studying how special MRI protocol can help treat patients with brain hemorrhages

A study designed to determine how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to help clinicians treat patients with brain hemorrhages is underway at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
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An international survey found that 27.5% of participants experienced cluster headaches as children, but only 15.2% of participants with pediatric onset were diagnosed before the age of 18. (Photo by Getty Images)

UTHealth Houston researchers uncover new findings about cluster headaches

Debilitating cluster headaches commonly begin in childhood, but patients are not typically diagnosed until they are adults, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
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Researchers at UTHealth Houston will use telehealth in an effort to reduce existing racial disparities in blood pressure control and stroke recurrence among stroke survivors. (Photo by Getty Images)

Sharrief awarded $3.1M NIH grant to test whether telehealth improves racial disparities in outcomes for stroke survivors

A trial testing whether multidisciplinary telehealth intervention will help improve racial disparities in outcomes for adult stroke survivors will be launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) with a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
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With more testing and more people staying indoors due to skin cancer risk and the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors at UTHealth Houston are seeing an uptick in patients with vitamin D deficiency. (Photo by Getty Images)

The power of vitamin D: What experts already know (and are still learning) about the ‘sunshine vitamin’

It’s no secret that vitamin D is critical to balancing many areas of health. But from pediatric broken bones to cluster headaches, physicians and scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) are still learning just how powerful the so-called “sunshine vitamin” is.
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Researchers at UTHealth Houston, assisted by McGovern Medical School students like Yashasvee Munshi, will leverage a biorepository of COVID-19 patients to study what role sex differences play in the disease. (Photo by Robert Seale)

McCullough and Liu awarded $3.7M NIH grant to study sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes

A $3.7 million grant to identify patients at risk for developing chronic consequences of COVID-19 infection and discover potential underlying mechanisms leading to neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) has been awarded to Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, and Fudong Liu, MD, MSN, by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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