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    From trying to create new cartilage in the laboratory to clinical trials for patients with traumatic brain injury and stroke, scientists and physicians at UTHealth are leading the way in stem cell research.
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In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth’s Kevin Morano receives prestigious teaching honor

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.


Scientists correct cystic fibrosis mutation in stem cells

Scientists working on innovative treatments for people with hereditary diseases report they were able to repair genetic mutations responsible for cystic fibrosis in stem cells.


Caffeine intake associated with reduced levels of erectile dysfunction

Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UTHealth establishes biosafety and infectious disease training initiative

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health have received a $100,000 supplemental  grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to establish a Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative.


Children’s Learning Institute launches free online child development portal for Rio Grande Valley residents

The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has launched Act Early Texas!, an online portal that provides free developmental screening tools and training resources for parents and early childhood professionals in Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo counties in Texas. The free screening tools and training, which are available in English and Spanish, can be accessed at


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In the Media

How many homeless youth are in Houston?

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 05/28/2015

Diane Santa Maria, Dr.P.H., R.N., was a guest on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, to discuss the homeless youth population in Houston.


How an influenza vaccine can help prevent leukemia

FOX 26 News, 05/22/2015

Dat Q. Tran, M.D., discussed a reported link between a vaccine and reduced risk of leukemia in this interview with FOX 26 News Anchor Rita Garcia.


Health care field draws former service personnel

Houston Chronicle, 05/22/2015

John Holcomb, M.D., was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about a Texas Medical Center initiative to recruit veterans.


Caffeine linked with lower levels of erectile dysfunction

Yahoo! News, 05/20/2015

Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of 2-3 cups of coffee each day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction, according to new research from the School of Public Health. The story was picked up by Yahoo! News. 


Gay children are bullying victims as young as ten

WOAI Radio in San Antonio, 05/18/2015

Susan Tortolero Emery, Ph.D., was interviewed by a reporter from WOAI Radio in San Antonio about a study showing gay and lesbian students were bullied more often in school.


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