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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.

Dragoi publishes research on brain synergy

Valentin Dragoi, PhD, (right) and Sunny Nigam, PhD

September 4, 2019

Valentin Dragoi, PhD, Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professor in the Neurosciences, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Sunny Nigam, PhD, and Sorin Pojoga, PhD, postdoctoral fellows in the Dragoi Lab have had their paper, “Synergistic Coding of Visual Information in Columnar Networks,” published in Neuron.

UTHealth student receives 2019 Excellence in Public Health Award

Anisha Somani

August 20, 2019

The American Public Health Association awarded UTHealth School of Public Health student Anisha Somani the 2019 Excellence in Public Health Award for her commitment to advocacy, effective policy, and enriching the learning environments of the academic institutions she has attended.

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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