Stroke patients treated at a teaching hospital are less likely to be readmitted
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTHealth-led study shows much work remains to ensure e-health record safety
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Four years after their publication by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), voluntary guidelines designed to increase the safety of e-health records have yet to be implemented fully, according to a survey led by a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Findings appeared recently in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA professor leads federal advisory group on the prevention of acute, chronic pain
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington professor led a federal advisory group that has published its recommendations on the prevention of acute and chronic pain to the Federal Research Pain Strategy, an interagency committee that oversees the government's long-term strategic plan to support pain research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover why some people with brain markers of Alzheimer's have no dementia
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer's never develop the classic dementia that others do. The study is now available in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Despite Troubles, MD Anderson Is Top-Ranked Cancer Hospital Despite Troubles, MD Anderson Is Top-Ranked Cancer Hospital
Once again, the University of Texas'specialty cancer hospital is ranked number one by US News and World Report, even as the institution had high-profile struggles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Research shows surprising scale of health benefits for biggest losers
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists pinpoint brain networks responsible for naming objects
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. The study appeared in the July issue of BRAIN. It represents a significant advance in the understanding of how the brain connects meaning to words and will help the planning of brain surgeries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Accelerator Life Science Partners launch Magnolia Neurosciences
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners, a leading life science investment and management firm, today announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation, a company developing a new class of neuroprotective medicines, with $31 million in Series A funding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video-based ethics program increases moral awareness, study finds
(University of Texas at Austin) Ethics Unwrapped, a video-based behavioral ethics curriculum created at The University of Texas at Austin and adopted by educational institutions around the world, effectively increases student understanding of ethics and human behavior, according to a study published today in the Journal of   Business Law and Ethics Pedagogy. The study was based on a two-year survey of approximately 8,600 UT undergraduates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Americans may have outgrown traditional advice of having a varied diet
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) When it comes to diet in the Western world of overconsumption where cheap convenience food rules, the age-old adage 'everything in moderation' has been put to the test, prompting the American Heart Association (AHA) to issue a science advisory led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Nature study found naturally-occurring compound inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) promotes both assembly and maturation of HIV-1. NSF-XSEDE allocations on the Stampede2 supercomputing system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and on Anton2 at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center simulated atomistic interactions of IP6 molecule with HIV structural proteins. Research opens door for development of new treatments of HIV-1 virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The physician's white coat: Iconic and comforting or likely covered in germs?
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has found that although the physicians' white coat is one of the most iconic symbols of the trade, whether or not they wear it, doesn't impact patients' satisfaction. The findings are available in the American Journal of Perinatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inducing labor can help prevent cesarean births
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new national study has found that inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births and high blood pressure. The University of Texas Medical Branch participated in the study and Dr. George Saade, chief of obstetrics and the principal investigator at UTMB, said that babies born to women induced at 39 weeks did not have worse outcomes compared to those who were not induced at 39 weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two new UTA School of Social Work professors win international award
(University of Texas at Arlington) Two professors joining The University of Texas at Arlington this fall were announced as the winners of the Best Human Services App Idea Award at the Education and Social Development Conference in Dublin, Ireland, in July.Kathy Lee and Rebecca Mauldin, who will start in the fall semester as assistant professors in the School of Social Work, began developing the SageServe app for aging-related services in April. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging tech leader in laser-based additive manufacturing to make home at UTEP
(University of Texas at El Paso) The University of Texas at El Paso will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D, one of the world's emerging technology leaders in the production of 3D printing equipment, under a new agreement announced by the two organizations this summer. Aconity3D, which is based in Herzogenrath, Germany, develops laser-based 3D printing machines for fabrication of complex metal parts for use in airplanes, automobiles, medical implants and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A scientific dating game: biologists play RNA-protein matchmakers
(University of Texas at Dallas) Virtually all functions in our bodies require precise interactions between radically different types of molecules. The vast majority of the time, these encounters yield nothing, but a special few sustain life as we know it. Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are pursuing what differentiates a fruitful encounter from a dud. Their ultimate goal is to prevent the relationships that become toxic and result in disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Comprehensive pediatric CAR T guidelines developed by MD Anderson and PALISI
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Almost one year after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network (PALISI) today published treatment guidelines for managing the treatment in the online issue of Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Jazz Pharmaceuticals collaborate to evaluate treatment options for hematol
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc today announced a five-year collaboration agreement with a goal of evaluating therapies for multiple hematologic malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Noted UTA health care scholar elected American College of Cardiology Fellow
(University of Texas at Arlington) Mark Haykowsky, a University of Texas at Arlington nursing professor and leading expert in exercise physiology and heart failure rehabilitation, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology or ACC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tackling drug delivery challenges with TissueGen ’s implantable fibers
TissueGen‘s chief scientist and co-founder, Kevin Nelson, told Drug Delivery Business News the story behind the company he founded in 2000 and its drug delivery technology, the Elute fiber.  DDBN: How did TissueGen get its start? Nelson: In 1996, while faculty in biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, I was working with Dr. Robert Eberhart at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  Together, we collaborated with a team to develop a biodegradable vascular stent that had the potential to deliver a live virus to the arterial wall. Simultaneously, I was working w...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Implants Pharmaceuticals TissueGen Source Type: news

Researchers estimate higher death toll from Hurricane Maria than previously thought
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The number of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria -- which hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017 -- may be as high as 1,139, surpassing the official death count of 64, according to researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists successfully created a new lung for a pig using the animal's OWN cells
Scientists at the University of Texas in Galveston have successfully transplanted pig lungs grown in the lab from each animal's own cells. The new lungs grow their own blood vessel systems, a major step. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTSA research confirms fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Research by a civil and environmental engineering professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has substantiated that Hurricane Harvey caused high levels of fecal contamination to be introduced into waterways draining into the Gulf of Mexico and impairing surface water quality. UTSA faculty member Vikram Kapoor hopes his research will help lead to the development of a predictive framework to assess wastewater contamination following severe flooding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microscopic imaging pierces the 'black box' of cancer bone metastasis
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have engineered a system allowing microscopic monitoring and imaging of cancer that has spread to the bone in mice so they can better understand and develop treatment for bone metastasis in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TMAC at UTA granted $6.6 million federal award
(University of Texas at Arlington) TMAC at The University of Texas at Arlington has been granted a $6.6 million federal award to help accelerate the growth and competitiveness of small and mid-sized manufacturing firms. TMAC is the Texas affiliate of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy Can Increase Mesothelioma Survival Time
Too many patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma are going without adjuvant radiotherapy that could extend their lives significantly, according to Dr. Bin Teh at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Teh is the senior author of a recent study — the largest of its kind — that examined the role and extent of radiation therapy in the overall treatment of mesothelioma. He and his colleagues found only 3.1 percent of patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma underwent radiotherapy treatment in combination with aggressive surgery. “Surgery plus radiation improves overall survival,” Teh, vice chair ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Rate of suicide among the elderly is up, mainly due to disease: Here are 4 tips to help those at risk
(Natural News) Suicide rates among older Americans have reached a disturbing peak. According to Drs. Namkee G. Choi and Diana M. DiNitto, both social work professors at The University of Texas at Austin, more people aged 50 and above have died by suicide than young people. Speaking in a press release, Choi remarked: “Many people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTA wins Excellence in Sustainability Award from business officers association
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington has won a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, or NACUBO. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher receives $1.9 million HHS grant to develop anti-fungal vaccine
(University of Texas at San Antonio) A researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support her efforts to create a vaccine for valley fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Abnormal gene copying seen in tauopathy fruit fly models
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) A phenomenon by which genes clone themselves and paste their copies into other parts of DNA is drawing the attention of Alzheimer's disease researchers at UT Health San Antonio. The researchers discovered an uptick in this activity in fruit fly models of tauopathy. Alzheimer's is one of about 20 tauopathies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How students view intelligence affects how they internalize stress
(University of Texas at Austin) As students transition into high school, many see their grades drop. And while some students are resilient in the midst of this challenge, others succumb to the pressure. How they think about themselves and their abilities could make the difference, according to adolescent psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Rochester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toothpaste could give you type 2 diabetes
Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered that crystallised particles of titanium dioxide, a commonly used white colouring, may lead to type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTA multidisciplinary program to search for solutions for former criminal offenders
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington multidisciplinary research team has been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities that will link those transportation essentials to needed services like employment centers, educational opportunities and medical access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

British Library extends project to digitize endangered colonial documents in Cuba
(University of Texas at Arlington) The British Library Endangered Archives Programme has extended a UTA-led project to digitize colonial documents in Cuba by another six months as part of their global initiative to preserve endangered documents relating to pre-industrial societies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA regional assessment shows segregation, challenges
(University of Texas at Arlington) After extensively analyzing fair housing in North Texas, UTA researchers have discovered that in many cases, segregation and associated problems are becoming more pronounced. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immigrants and their children are more likely to be profiled for citizenship
(Springer) Law enforcement official are most likely to ask first- or second-generation Latinos for papers proving their right to be in the US. This is according to a study published in Springer's journal Race and Social Problems. Lead author, Maria Cristina Morales of the University of Texas at El Paso in the US, says the findings are important given that US law enforcement officers are increasingly required to make distinctions between citizens and non-citizens living along the border with Mexico. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saturated fats in dairy do not increase the risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testosterone research brings new hope for cancer patients
(Texas A&M University) Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia. Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, professor and head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, along with researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch, recently published research in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle showing that the hormone testosterone is effective at combatting cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Schizophrenia researcher seeks complex answers with basic question
(University of Texas at Dallas) As the mental health community pursues new ways to improve the lives of the severely ill, a University of Texas at Dallas researcher is focusing on what can be learned from patients' answers to a simple question: 'How do you think you are doing?' The multi-university study recently received more than $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health for its nearly four-year duration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Journalists view co-workers as more ethical than peers
(University of Texas at Dallas) The University of Texas at Dallas' Dr. Angela Lee explored journalists' opinions about one another -- both their co-workers and their peers. As it turns out, they act much like the general public by trusting the actions of professionals working with them more than journalists at other outlets. The research was published online May 30 in the journal Journalism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saturated fats in yoghurt, cheese and butter do NOT increase the risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows biomarker panel boosts lung cancer risk assessment for smokers
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever smoked, not only for heavy smokers, an international research team reports in JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New research provides insight into why US residents seek abortion medication online
(University of Texas at Austin) Seeking abortion medications online can be a response to clinic access barriers both in states with and without restrictive abortion laws and can occur when self-managed abortion is preferred over clinical care. Researchers found that online options either offer information about how to correctly and safely use abortion medications or sell the required medications, but not both, and lack of trusted online options can delay care and lead to consideration of ineffective or unsafe alternatives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How a Slurpee straw inspired a smudge-free laparoscope
[Image from the University of Texas at Austin]Engineering students at the University of Texas at Austin have created a laparoscope designed like a 7-Eleven Slurpee straw that keeps a laparoscopic camera smudge-free. Laparoscopes are fiberoptic camera tools used during minimally invasive procedures. Surgeons use the cameras to see inside the body, but some times the lens can get smudged. The device, called the ClearCam device, has a scoop-like shape that acts like a squeegee to keep the camera clean. “This is a problem faced by surgeons every day,” said Chris Rylander, an associate professor of mechanical engine...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development laparoscopy MedTech University of Texas at Austin Source Type: news

Testosterone prescriptions have sharply dropped in the past few years
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Testosterone use in the United States tripled between 2001 and 2011, mostly in men without a clear indication for it. This new study shows, however, that testosterone use dropped significantly after testosterone use was reported to be linked to heart attacks and strokes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alarming trend shows first-time smoking among young adults
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising results of research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTEP, UNT study sheds light on composition of dust carried by rainwater across Texas
We examined rainwater samples at two Texas sites (one arid, Guadalupe Mountains; one humid, Gulf coastal prairie) during 2012, a year of extreme drought and dust in Texas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news