From trying to create new cartilage in the laboratory to clinical trials for patients with brain injuries, scientists and physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are leading the way in stem cell research.
In partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, UTHealth was the first in the country to intravenously inject a stroke patient’s own stem cells in a trial funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. Learn how researchers continue to push the boundaries of this promising field.
UTHealth receives funding to study stem cell therapy for traumatic injury
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received funding through a public/private partnership for the first-ever clinical trial investigating a stem cell therapy for early treatment and prevention of complications after severe traumatic injury. The proposed Phase 2 trial is underwritten with $2 million from the Medical Technology Consortium (MTEC) and $1.5 million from Memorial Hermann Foundation.Continue reading »
UTHealth stroke researchers on the leading edge of stem cell science
The effects of multipotent adult progenitor stem cells on stroke recovery were the focus of two recently published papers that include researchers at the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).Continue reading »
UTHealth research shows how cancer cells hijack the lymphatic system
A molecular stress test has revealed how cancer cells use the lymphatic system to spread throughout the body, report scientists from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal Nature Communications.Continue reading »