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Against all odds

Jasmine and Andre Hicks with their son, Wesley.

October 10, 2019

Still newlyweds, Jasmine and Andre Hicks, couldn’t be more excited to find out they were expecting their first child. However, nothing could prepare them when Jasmine started experiencing symptoms of labor at just 21 weeks.

Interleukin 33

Interleukin 33

October 1, 2019

The human brain, with its countless mysteries and complex links, may represent the next frontier of discovery and innovation. UTHealth researchers Yahuan Lou, PhD, and João L. de Quevedo, MD, PhD, are helping us to understand what makes our brains unique and to find better treatments, preventions, and cures for brain disorders.

Center for Healthy Aging receives age-friendly designation

Older woman being examined by physician

September 23, 2019

The UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging – Bellaire clinic has been designated as an Age-Friendly Health System. This designation is awarded through participation in the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, which was launched in 2017.

Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke

Photo of Dr. Sean Savitz seated in his laboratory. He has been researching stem cells for more than a decade and is the author of a paper published in the journal Stem Cells.

September 16, 2019

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced recovery compared to a matched historical control group.

Second time’s a charm

Carolyn Naman is grateful to Ron J. Karni, MD and his team for locating and removing her parathyroid tumor.

August 15, 2019

Carolyn Naman’s world turned upside down when her doctor explained one of her parathyroids had developed a benign tumor and would need to be removed. 

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