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The following is a sample of recent media placements about The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. For more information or assistance with media relations, call Meredith Raine, 713-500-3050.
Dr. Nathan Bryan, a researcher at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases, reports that nitrite/nitrate may reduce the risk of a heart attack. His findings appeared on CNN, WebMD, WashingtonPost.com, CBSNews.com, Tehran Times, as well as locally on KRIV Fox 26, KTRK and KTRH Radio 740 AM.
Dr. Charles Streckfus published an article in the journal of Cancer Investigation about ways to detect breast cancer through the proteins in saliva. The story was covered world-wide by Reuter's International, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, the London Daily Mail, all local media outlets including, front page of the Houston Chronicle and others.
Dr. Hope Northrup explains what the new quick access to genetic testing means in a Houston Chronicle story by science writer Eric Berger.
KPRC-TV interviews Dr. Susan Landry about what parents should consider when choosing a pre-K classroom for their child.
The UT School of Public Health's AMIGAS project, co-authored by Drs. Theresa Byrd and Maria Fernandez, was mentioned in the United Press International.
Dr. Elmer Bernstam, reported that breast cancer Web sites are accurate but not perfect in a joint study with The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study was covered by US News & World Report, ABC News, Medical News Today, Science Daily, WebMD, KTRK, KUHF Radio, along with other news organizations.
Dr. Charles Ericsson discusses whether Lysol can make your hotel room more sanitary in the LA Times.
Dr. Sudarat Kiat-Amnuay will be constructing a prosthetic flipper for an injured green sea turtle named Allison. This story was featured in the Associated Press, Reuters International, MSNBC.com, Fox News National, Fox 26 News and the front page of the Houston Chronicle, among others.
Dr. Mauro Ferrari has developed a nanoscale drug delivery system that may increase the efficacy of injectable drugs. His discovery appeared on the front page of the Houston Chronicle and was featured on CNN Radio.
The Southwest Village News featured Dr. James Grotta on the front page in an article about mountain climbing.
Dr. Robert Roberts reported that adolescents with chronic insomnia have a "twofold to fivefold increase" in personal problems. The study was covered by Newsweek, United Press International, ScienceDaily and KUHF Radio.
Drs. Giuseppe Colasurdo and Margaret McNeese shared information about this year's Match Day event at the medical school with various media outlets including KHOU-TV, KPRC-TV, Univision, Azteca-TV, KUHF-AM radio, the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle This Week section.
Dr. Pamela D. Berens was quoted in the NY Times explaining the nesting instinct of pregnant women.
Dr. Joe Ontiveros discussed his research regarding the efficacy of the Zoom whitening lights for teeth bleaching on NPR.
The Second Annual Michael and Susan Dell Lectureship in child health of the UT School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus was featured in the Austin American Statesman.
The School of Nursing PARTNERS luncheon was featured in the Houston Chronicle's society page in a piece written by Shelby Hodge. The luncheon also was covered by KTRK-TV Christi Myers.
Drs. Jon E. Tyson and Nehal A. Parikh published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, titled "Intensive Care for Extreme Prematurity: Moving Beyond Gestational Age." The article got national media attention including the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters International and the front page of the Houston Chronicle.
KTRK-TV, KHOU-TV, KRIV-TV and KHCW-TV interviewed Dr. Mark Wong regarding his collaboration with Rice University and the DoD's new Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM). This effort to find quicker ways to treat wounded soldiers also was featured on the front page of the Houston Chronicle the next day.
Dr. Charles Streckfus' saliva and breast cancer research was featured again in the May issues of Oprah "O" Magazine and Self Magazine.