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In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth and Memorial Hermann celebrate the life of renowned surgeon James H. “Red” Duke, Jr., M.D.

James H. “Red” Duke, Jr., M.D., renowned surgeon, medical educator and Texas icon, passed away today surrounded by family and friends. He was age 86.

 

Scientists discover electrical control of cancer cell growth

The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has revealed a new electrical mechanism that can control these switches.

 

Study helps explain potential health issue following space travel

A space test conducted by researchers at  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and NASA helps explain why some astronauts may have increased risk of infections following missions.

 

UTHealth begins research on elder financial exploitation

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School has been named one of two founding research partners for the new National Institute on Elder Financial Exploitation (NIEFE) launched by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).

 

UTHealth’s Gerard Francisco to be honored by The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Gerard E. Francisco, M.D., chairman of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Oct. 1 - 4 in Boston.

 

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In the Media

Dr. 'Red' Duke dies; treated Connally after JFK shot

CNN.com, 08/25/2015

UTHealth President Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., was quoted in a story by CNN about the passing of beloved surgeon, teacher and patient advocate James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D.

 

Iconic Houston surgeon, Dr. James "Red" Duke, passes away

KTRK-TV Channel 13, 08/25/2015

Richard Andrassy, M.D., was quoted in a KTRK-TV Channel 13 story about James H. "Red" Duke Jr,, M.D.

 

Iconic Houston surgeon Dr. "Red" Duke dies

Houston Chronicle, 08/25/2015

Charles Cox, M.D., and Billy Gill, M.D., were included in a video that accompanied the Houston Chronicle story about James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D.

 

Marihuana sintética, ¿qué efectos tiene?

Univision Houston Channel 45, 08/24/2015

Pedro Aquino, M.D., was interviewed by Univision Houston Channel 45 news anchor Rebecca Suarez for a story on the dangers of synthetic marijuana.

 

Study finds link between social life and childhood obesity

KXAN-TV in Austin, 08/24/2015

KXAN-TV in Austin highlighted research by Elizabeth Vandewater, Ph.D., on the link between child obesity and social interactions.

 

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