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UTHealth Houston researchers preformed PET scans on patients to study the affects of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression. (Photo by Getty Images)

Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression, study finds

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation, revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months post-DBS implantation, making it a strong potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression according to researchers at UTHealth Houston.

Summer research program participants Jack Monday, left, and Nicholas Lam, right, work together in the BRAINS Lab at McGovern Medical School. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth Houston)

Teen stroke patient, returning participant take different paths to work together this summer in UTHealth Houston BRAINS research lab

Hoping to achieve different goals, two recent high school graduates joined this year's BRAINS Lab Summer Research Program cohort at McGovern Medical School.

Dr. Gary Rosenfeld, left, with the most recent Summer Research Program students. (Photo by Dwight Andrews/Office of Communications)

Here from the beginning: Rosenfeld retires after 50 years at UTHealth Houston

Gary Rosenfeld, PhD, who joined the medical school faculty in 1972 as one of the first faculty members, is retiring after 50 years of service at UTHealth Houston.

Jessica C. Cardenas, PhD, assistant professor of surgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Cardenas awarded $1.95 million NIH grant to study endothelial regulation of inflammation during trauma and hemorrhagic shock

A five-year, $1.95 million grant to research novel pathways through which endothelial cells, the inner cellular lining of blood vessels, control inflammation has been awarded to UTHealth Houston researcher Jessica C. Cardenas, PhD, by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


UT Physicians to open first urgent care center in SE Houston

Providers celebrate the opening of UT Physicians Urgent Care Center – Bayshore with a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 2. Jonathan Rogg, MD, MBA, (center left) and Bentley Bobrow, MD, FACEP, (center right) do the honors. (Photo by Alyssa Duty)

UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, is opened its first urgent care center on Aug. 8, in southeast Houston. The clinic will provide patients with a favorable alternative to an ER for immediate, non-life-threatening medical care.


Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms

Photo of a father and son at a Texas CARES event.

While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized, still experienced long COVID symptoms up to three months past infection.

The study was published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.


IT department employees reflect on 50 years of service

Photo of various tech gadgets in Derek Drawhorn's office (Photo by Nathan Jeter/UTHealth Houston)

Fifty years ago, a family of four could eat at McDonald’s for about $4, the digital watch made its debut, floppy disks were used for storing electronic data, and UTHealth Houston’s Information Technology Department began its trek into what is now known as cyberspace.



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