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Background Syphilis is a multistage sexually transmitted infection of world-wide importance, with an estimated 5.6 million new cases per year. Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis, was first identified by Schaudinn and Hoffman in 1905, but in the past researchers have been unable to maintain T. pallidum viability or multiplication beyond 12 to 18 days. The inability to culture these organisms continuously in vitro has necessitated their propagation in rabbits for use in research and the production of antigens for serodiagnostic tests. Discovery UTHealth researchers have develope...
Background In the reverse CART technique, a catheter and a wire are positioned on opposite sides of the coronary occlusion. Through different manipulation of the catheter and the wire, the wire is, ultimately, aligned with the tip of the antegrade catheter, crosses the occluded coronary segment, and gets “externalized” converting a CTO in a regular PCI. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to align and cross the retrograde wire into the antegrade catheter tip. New Device Features The new device and system can facilitate the alignment, crossing and ...
Background:Carcinoma of the breast is the second most common type of cancer among women and despite improved early detection, diagnosis and aggressive treatment approaches, consisting of surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, carcinoma of the breast is still a great threat to human life. Currently, there is an incomplete knowledge of the molecular principles underlying the malignant progression as well as the development and maintenance of local recurrence and distant metastasis of this cancer type. There is also additional problems in rendering treatment of triple negative breast ca...
Drs. Mukherji, Cooley team up to create Airway Armor™
Drs. Mukherji and Cooley from the UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston have developed the Airway Armor™, a guard that keeps small objects from falling down a patient's throat during dental procedures.
NCATS STTR Funding Opportunities Open for Academic Researchers & Entrepreneur
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health invites researchers at academic institutions to apply for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) support to commercialize innovations. The next application deadline is Sept. 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. local time. STTR programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the U.S.