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2014-06-04 12:28:51

HOUSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, in partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), is proud to announce that the UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit has successfully transported and helped save the life of its very first patient. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94043 The unit, which is the first and only of its kind in the nation treating patients, is a...

2013-11-04 14:20:01

UTHealth study published in journal today A stem cell therapy previously shown to reduce inflammation in the critical time window after traumatic brain injury also promotes lasting cognitive improvement, according to preclinical research led by Charles Cox, M.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The research was published in today's issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Cellular damage in the brain after traumatic injury can...

2013-09-19 15:29:26

When it comes to fat, you want the brown type and not so much of the white variety because brown fat burns energy to keep you warm and metabolically active, while white fat stores excess energy around your waist, causing health problems. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School are studying brown fat with a goal of fighting obesity. Right now, it is hard for researchers to spot brown fat cells at the molecular level, which is...

2013-08-28 10:46:43

Fifteen years ago, a hematologist came to Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., with a puzzle: Multiple generations of an East Texas family suffered from a moderately severe bleeding disorder, but it wasn’t hemophilia. “No surgeon would do elective surgery because they bled too much after surgery,” said Milewicz, professor and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “So we collected DNA and plasma from the family...

2013-08-15 21:01:04

Families will be able to identify relatives with mutation, take steps to monitor and treat A multi-institutional team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has found a recurrent genetic mutation that has been linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections in family members as young as 17 years of age. The gene known as PRKG1 makes a protein called cGMP-dependent kinase, type I. The PRKG1 mutation alters the function of...

2013-06-27 13:19:30

Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health, which is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). There are approximately 54 million Americans living with a disability and according to the latest research, nearly 42 percent of American adults with a disability were reported as obese and 9 percent as extremely...

2013-04-04 12:14:22

Vermont's aggressive health care reform initiatives can serve as a roadmap for other states, according to a Master of Public Health candidate at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The paper, "Lessons from Vermont's Health Care Reform," will appear tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study's author, Laura Grubb, M.D., of The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of UTHealth, wrote that Vermont is well ahead of most other states...

2013-03-13 17:48:37

For the third year in a row Baylor College of Medicine has improved in the rankings in U.S. News & World Report, moving up to No. 18 among all research-intensive U.S. medical schools. "These numbers show the growing strength of the Baylor College of Medicine community as a whole, making us the highest ranked medical school in Texas as well as in the southwest region," said BCM President and CEO Dr. Paul Klotman. "We will continue to move forward as we focus on our missions of...

2013-03-11 10:24:33

A more rapid laboratory test for pregnant women to detect potentially deadly Group B strep (GBS) has been successful at identifying GBS colonization in six and a half hours, according to the results of a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The more rapid test could be helpful for the 13 percent of patients who experience pre-term labor before they are screened for GBS, which usually occurs between 35 and 37 weeks of gestation. The current...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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