University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Center at Houston was established in 1972 at the Texas Medical Center. It is noted for its research and education opportunities with over 220 NIH grants and an enormous in-flow of funding. The University of Texas Health Center at Houston has prestigious medical doctors on staff at the teaching hospitals. The student body is made of undergraduate and graduate student and professional license students totally in excess of 3700. The Nursing School is rated highly and the entire University of Texas Health Center at Houston has access to the numerous institutes devoted to the study of disease, prevention and biomedical research. Media inquiries are welcome.

7000 Fannin, Suite 1200 Houston, Texas 77030

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Scientists discover electrical control of cancer cell growth

The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research led by scientists at The ...


Size matters when fighting cancer, study finds

Doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system, according to a pioneering study by researchers at The University ...


Sea snails help researchers explore a way to enhance memory

(Medical Xpress) -- Efforts to help people with learning impairments are being aided by a species of sea snail known as Aplysia californica. The mollusk, which is used by researchers to study the brain, has much in common ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Both maternal and paternal age linked to autism

Older maternal and paternal age are jointly associated with having a child with autism, according to a recently published study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Researchers link chromosome region to thoracic aortic disease

Patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms that lead to acute aortic dissections are 12 times more likely to have duplications in the DNA in a region of chromosome 16 (16p13.1) than those without the disease, according to a ...

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