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Pediatric neurosurgeon David I. Sandberg, MD, consults with a patient at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. (Photo by Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital)

Clinical trial testing novel treatment for recurrent posterior fossa ependymoma now open for enrollment

A new clinical trial analyzing whether infusions of two drugs directly into the brain can effectively treat children and adults with recurrent posterior fossa ependymoma, a malignant brain tumor, is now recruiting patients at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

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Premature infants blooming, thanks to the UT Physicians Pediatric Center Neonatal High Risk Clinic

After premature infants Noah Ordaz and Asher Tate were discharged from the NICU in late 2020, both were followed by Fatima Boricha, MD, at the UT Physicians Pediatric Center Neonatal High Risk Clinic for their continued care and have been developing at a healthy pace ever since.

GQ Zhang, PhD, and Samden Lhatoo, MD, (third and fourth from left), who together developed EpiToMe, with their colleagues at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, Cui Tao, PhD, and Licong Cui, PhD. (Photo by Drew Donavan)

UTHealth faculty members develop epilepsy care management platform for physicians

In an effort to address physician burnout, researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) have developed an informatics platform that helps doctors better streamline and manage the care of patients with epilepsy.

Photo of 9 U.S. military veterans who currently work at UTHealth Houston.

Saluting those who served our country and now serve UTHealth Houston

Today and every day, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) is proud to honor those who have served our country, and currently serve as faculty, staff, and students across the university. Read the stories of some of the many faces of UTHealth Houston and how their role in the military prepared them for their job today.


Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring

Photo of pregnant woman holding pill. (Photo by Getty Images)

Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

The study was published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Vitamin supplements keep child seizure-free nine years after rare epilepsy diagnosis

Violet Raney has been footloose and seizure-free since Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, diagnosed her with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy and prescribed her vitamin B6 supplements nine years ago. (Photo courtesy of Charla Buras)

None of the anti-convulsants prescribed to Charla Buras' infant daughter, Violet, were stopping Violet's grand mal seizures. But ever since Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, diagnosed Violet with a rare form of epilepsy, prescribed her over-the-counter vitamin B6 supplements, and weaned her off all other medications, Violet has been seizure-free.




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