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Andrea Hernandez earns NIDCR supplement, forges her own way forward

Andrea Hernandez earns NIDCR supplement, forges her own way forward

Andrea Hernandez—a PhD student in the Immunology program—joined the lab of Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD, because her interest in translational work led her to a passion in improving cancer immunotherapy...
May 10, 2023
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Philanthropy instills a desire to pay it forward in the biomedical sciences

Philanthropy instills a desire to pay it forward in the biomedical sciences

Not only is Suman Shrestha, PhD ’22, grateful for the Marilyn and Frederick R. Lummis, Jr., MD, Fellowship that helped make his education possible, he plans to one day ensure others have access to...
April 18, 2023
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From left to right, UTHealth Houston researchers Oscar Woolnough, PhD, and Nitin Tandon, MD, both with the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School. (Photos provided by Drs. Woolnough and Tandon)

Two brain networks are activated while reading, study finds

When a person reads a sentence, two distinct networks in the brain are activated, working together to integrate the meanings of the individual words to obtain more complex, higher-order meaning, according...
April 17, 2023
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Claudio Soto, PhD, professor and the Huffington Foundation Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Study: Misfolded alpha-synuclein protein key to early detection of Parkinson’s disease

The presence of a misfolded alpha-synuclein protein can be used to determine if people have Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study using technology developed by a researcher at UTHealth...
April 13, 2023
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Study authors Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, and Seung-Hee Yoo, PhD, stand in a lab at McGovern Medical School. (Photo by Caitie Barkley/UTHealth Houston)

Cluster headache, migraine strongly associated with circadian system, according to published research

Cluster headache and migraine are both strongly linked to the internal clock that regulates body processes known as the circadian system, according to new research from UTHealth Houston.
March 29, 2023
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Study: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, can alter genome structure of our cells

People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may experience genome structure changes that not only may explain our immunological symptoms after infection, but also potentially link ...
March 23, 2023
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Meet the Staff: Dawn Wolf-Taylor

Meet the Staff: Dawn Wolf-Taylor

Dawn Wolf-Taylor joined the Graduate School in August of 2022 as the program coordinator for both the Cancer Biology and the Therapeutics and Pharmacology programs.
March 14, 2023
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Q&A with Jennifer Dale, PhD, MID alum and public health research scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health

Q&A with Jennifer Dale, PhD, MID alum and public health research scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health

Jennifer L. Dale, PhD, graduated from the Graduate School in 2012 with a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (currently known as Microbiology & Infectious Diseases). The following Q&A...
March 8, 2023
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Dean ad interim, Sharon Dent, PhD, inducted into Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

Dean ad interim, Sharon Dent, PhD, inducted into Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

Sharon Dent, PhD, dean ad interim for the MD Anderson UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, was inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in a ...
March 3, 2023
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Nitin Tandon, MD, professor and chair ad interim of the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

UTHealth Houston researchers awarded $15M in NIH BRAIN grants to study speech, epilepsy, and dyslexia

Three grants totaling $15 million, which aim to enhance knowledge of the brain processes that play a key role in speech, epilepsy, and reading, have been awarded to researchers at UTHealth Houston by the...
March 1, 2023
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