• The Bodily Indignities of the Space Life

    The New York Times took a deep dive into what space does to the human body and what that means for future space tourists. UTMB’s Dr. Natacha Cough and Dr. Ronak Shah were quoted in the story. “If we go to Mars, you can’t pull a U-turn,” Cough said speaking to the Times about the need for flight health care providers to be ready to handle whatever may come up on a trip to space.

  • I hope to hear you now

    Have you ever considered how many people experience hearing loss, ask Drs. Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in their Medical Discovery News column. There can be multiple reasons a person experiences hearing loss but, thanks to scientific research, there could also be ways to reverse it.

  • How to shop healthy

    UTMB’s Dr. Hasan Yasin provides tips and techniques for buying healthy food on your next trip to the grocery story.

  • What’s in a name? The process of naming vaccines

    Naming a new vaccine isn’t an easy process, write Drs. Megan Berman and Richard Rupp in their latest Vaccine Smarts column. Rupp and Berman walk readers through steps of naming the newest lifesaving shots.

  • Are there health benefits in being thankful?

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, Dr. Samuel Mathis writes about the real health effects practicing gratitude can have. Studies have found that practicing gratitude for 15 minutes a day can have a profound and lasting impact on our lives and how we perceive the world, Mathis writes.

  • Swine flu could cause the next pandemic

    While it’s impossible to predict which pathogen will cause the next pandemic, swine flu is a likely candidate write Drs. Nobert Herzog and David Niesel in their latest Medical Discovery News column.

  • Researchers seek subjects for Alzheimer’s treatment study

    “It is very important that this drug was approved and reached the market,” UTMB’s Dr. Giulio Taglialatela tells the Daily News for a story on a study currently recruiting people for a clinic trail. “The ultimate goal is a cure, which I really hope we are on the right track to achieve,” Tagliatela said.

  • Candy-like medications spark FDA concerns

    Visits to the ER for children are on the rise as candy-like medications become more common, according to this report from KTRE. Mark Winter, a specialist for the Southeast Texas Poison Control Center and UTMB professor, told KTRE that poison centers have been dealing with medications that look like candy for years.