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Blood pressure medicine may lower frailty for older adults

A commonly used blood pressure medication may help improve measures of frailty in prefrail older adults, according to a new study by researchers with UTHealth Houston.

Brain images revealed widespread dysfunction of resting-state effective connectivity in people with depression, according to researchers. (Photo courtesy of UT Health MRI center)

Resting state functional connectivity patterns as biomarkers for treatment in patients with depression

Brain images revealed widespread dysfunction of resting-state effective connectivity in people with depression, according to research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders by researchers at UTHealth Houston.

Degui Zhi, PhD, MS, associate professor at the school, and Laila Rasmy Bekhet, PhD, assistant professor in informatics, came up with idea for the research in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Degui Zhi)

SBMI researchers develop AI-based COVID-19 predictive models

A team of researchers from UTHealth Houston created an artificial intelligence model to predict which COVID-19 patients might be more at risk for severe illness, according to an article that was published recently in the Lancet Digital Health.

Photo of Dr. Ramesh Papanna, MD, with the Briggs-Cheng family. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Family raises money for Papanna’s lab after he saves their daughter’s life

Anne Briggs always longed to be a mom.

But after having no menstrual cycle for over a decade, she knew when she married her husband Mark in 2020 that conceiving a child naturally would be unlikely.






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