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Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH, professor of infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Infectious disease expert weighs in on how physicians can effectively identify meningitis infection for best treatment

A new risk score could help clinicians differentiate viral meningitis from community-acquired bacterial meningitis (CABM), according to a review article by Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH, at UTHealth Houston.

Recent research from the labs of Mikhail Kolonin, PhD, and Absalon Gutierrez, MD, has been published in Cell Reports Medicine. (Photo by Danny Palomba/UTHealth Houston)

Kolonin, Gutierrez publish diabetes research in Cell Reports Medicine

A translational research study from collaborating UTHealth Houston laboratories of Mikhail Kolonin, PhD, and Absalon Gutierrez, MD, on the new mechanism mediating the anti-diabetic effects of incretins has been published in Cell Reports Medicine.

Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD, professor and John S. Dunn Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by Dwight Andrews/UTHealth Houston)

Jayaraman awarded $3.5M grant to study glutamate receptors involved in learning, memory, and other neurological processes

A five-year, nearly $3.5 million grant to study the mechanisms of brain receptors involved in neurological disorders such as learning disabilities has been awarded to Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD, of UTHealth Houston by the National Institutes of Health.

Francisco Medellin (left) underwent a double-lung transplant and was a participant of the study led by Soma S.K. Jyothula, MD, (right). (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Research reveals how a potentially fatal COVID-19 complication damages lung tissue

Mechanisms involved in the rapid, severe progression of fibrosis in the lung tissues of COVID-19 patients, a potentially fatal complication of the virus that damages and scars the lungs, have been uncovered by researchers led by UTHealth Houston.

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