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UTHealth Houston researcher Charles S. Cox Jr. is studying new ways to treat traumatic brain injury. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

UTHealth Houston awarded nearly $13M in grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury

Nearly $13 million in federal grant funds to study treatments for traumatic brain injury, which kills an average of 190 people and hospitalizes another 600 in the U.S. every day, has been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the Department of Defense’s Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Joseph Krocker, MD, former postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Surgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and first author of the study. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Gene mutation linked to poorer TBI recovery outcomes in African Americans, according to study

African Americans with a mutation in the gene TRPM4 are more likely to have increased inflammation in the brain, resulting in poor recovery after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), compared to others who don’t have the mutation, according to a study by researchers with UTHealth Houston.

Tyrone Dallas is living pain-free now, following his life-changing surgery from Dr. Pritesh Mutha. (Photo by Simone Sonnier/UT Physicians)

Innovative gastric procedure at UT Physicians gives patient a new lease on life

Tyrone Dallas can now lay his head on a pillow and have a good night’s rest — something so ordinary, but he doesn’t take it for granted. Before meeting Pritesh Mutha, MD, gastroenterologist with UT Physicians, Dallas couldn’t do a lot of everyday things due to his diabetic gastroparesis.

Photo of Hector Mendez-Figueroa, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences with McGovern Medical School.

UTHealth Houston receives two awards for continuing research in neonatal care and women’s health

Prestigious grants totaling more than $4 million from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU) and the NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN) have been awarded to UTHealth Houston.

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