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Researchers study whether vadadustat, an investigational therapy, could mitigate acute lung injury in COVID-19 patients

Physicians are studying whether vadadustat, an investigational therapy, could protect the lungs of COVID-19 patients by triggering the body’s protective response to low oxygen levels in a randomized Phase II clinical trial at UTHealth. 

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New study sheds light on suicide, intimate partner violence in rural white areas of Harris County

A new study shows a potential link between adolescent male suicide and intimate partner violence, as well as higher rates of suicide in rural white areas of Harris County, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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UTHealth joins study of blood pressure medication’s effect on improving COVID-19 outcomes

An interventional therapy aimed at improving survival chances and reducing the need for critical care treatment due to COVID-19 is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is underway at Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

Researchers at UTHealth have uncovered an early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19.

Simple blood test can predict severity of COVID-19 for some patients

An early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19, and help clinicians better prepare for these patients, may have been uncovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results of the findings were published today in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.



Researchers uncover a critical early step of the visual process

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The key components of electrical connections between light receptors in the eye and the impact of these connections on the early steps of visual signal processing have been identified for the first time, according to research published today in Science Advances by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).




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