Patents Assigned to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Patent number: 6900036
    Abstract: Prion peptides exhibiting structural isomerism to wild-type prion peptide are disclosed. The invention further discloses methods of making prion isomers, compositions comprising prion isomers, and compositions and products comprising antibody to a prion isomer. Methods for screening a patient for a neuro-degenerative disease, and methods for treating a patient afflicted with a neuro-degenerative disease are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
    Inventors: Jui-Yoa Chang, Bao-Yuan Lu
  • Patent number: 5486204
    Abstract: A method of treating severe brain trauma with hypothermia includes the introduction of specified medication to reduce the risk of cardiac arrhythmia and other malfunctions that may result from the brain trauma or the hypothermia. The method further includes a protocol for the treatment which defines time, temperature, rate of change of temperature, and the timing of the introduction of medications. Finally, rigidly controlled rewarming reduces the incidence of rewarming shock in recovering patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
    Inventor: Guy L. Clifton