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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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 ...


Scientists pinpoint brain networks responsible for naming objects

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists slow brain tumor growth in mice

Much like using dimmer switches to brighten or darken rooms, biochemists have identified a protein that can be used to slow down or speed up the growth of brain tumors in mice.

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