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Playing violent video games related to depression in preadolescent youth

Preadolescent youth who play violent video games for a significant amount of time each day are at greater risk for depression, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) released Monday in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.

 

Scientists discover new regulatory component in infectious bacterium

The discovery of a new regulatory component in an infectious bacterium could aid efforts to explain its ability to survive in the human body, report microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and University of Maryland, College Park, in the journal Science.

 

Nine UTHealth faculty members honored with Regents’ teaching award

Nine faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes those who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, the laboratory, the field or online.

 

UTHealth researcher awarded $1.5 million grant from FEMA to address health of volunteer firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters’ nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. 

 

UTHealth researchers discover infectious prion protein in urine of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

 

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In the Media

Both US health care workers infected with Ebola released from hospital

HealthDay, 08/21/2014

UTHealth's Joseph McCormick, M.D., was interviewed for a HealthDay article about the Ebola virus and recovery.

 

Biomedical science: Houston has lift off

Nature, 08/20/2014

George Stancel, Ph.D., and the deans of the UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are featured in this Nature article about Texas Medical Center research.

 

Surgeon takes on the tough cases

Houston Chronicle, 08/20/2014

UTHealth's Dong Kim, M.D., was featured in this Houston Chronicle story by Kyrie O'Connor.

 

Four area UTHealth faculty members honored with Regents’ teaching award

Houston Community Newspapers, 08/19/2014

Award winners and West University residents Patricia Butler, M.D.; Catherine M. Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S; Lillian S. Kao, M.D; and Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D. are featured in this Houston Community Newspapers story.

 

Texas schools in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014

Houston Chronicle, 08/19/2014

Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked UTHealth a top university in clinical medicine and pharmacy for 2014. 

 

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