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Study Provides Better Understanding of How Brain Tumors ‘Feed’

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All cancer tumors have one thing in common – they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually in a tumor microenvironment with limited nutrients and oxygen. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has revealed new details about how an enzyme called acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 (ACSS2) allows brain tumors to grow despite their harsh surroundings.

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UT Physicians Opens Community Health & Wellness Center in North Houston

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With the opening of the new UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center – Jensen, children and adults living in north Houston can receive high-quality primary care and medical screenings at a multispecialty clinic. It opened May 16.

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Stem Cell Trial for Stroke Patients Suffering Chronic Motor Deficits Begins at UTHealth

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A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stem cell product injected directly into the brain to treat chronic motor deficits from ischemic stroke has begun at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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UTHealth Researchers Identify Genes in Children Linked to Stress, Bipolar Disorder

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Genetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder, according to a recently published study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results appeared in Translational Psychiatry, a Nature Publishing Group journal.

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New UTHealth Study Focuses on Treatment for Epilepsy Caused by Tuberous Sclerosis

A clinical trial of a drug that researchers hope can prevent or delay the onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis has begun at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Andrew Sabin Family Fellows to Receive $100,000 in Research Funding

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center named eight innovative researchers to the second annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows at a luncheon today attended by Andrew Sabin, of East Hampton, New York, and representatives of the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation. The Andrew Sabin Family Fellowship Program provides $100,000 in funding per fellow over two years through a $30 million endowed gift to encourage research creativity, independent thinking and high-impact cancer research.

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Hulin Wu, Ph.D., Named Chair of Biostatistics at UTHealth School of Public Health

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Hulin Wu, Ph.D., has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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UTHealth School of Public Health Researchers Find Cold Weather Linked to Mortality Risks in Texas

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Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The findings were recently published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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Local Restaurants and Businesses Bring Prom to MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital joins Houston restaurants and businesses to host its second annual Prom Party Palooza, a prom for teen cancer patients and their families. The glamorous night takes place at MD Anderson on Saturday, April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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UTHealth School of Public Health Training Youth to Become Advocates for Tobacco Policy Change

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To help train youth to become educators and advocates for tobacco policy change, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso is partnering with El Paso Independent School District high schools to create an innovative new program.







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