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UT Health Science Center announces 2012 commencements

May 16, 2012

Here is a roundup of commencement ceremonies of all the Health Science Center schools.

Colonel H. William Card, Jr. Endowed Professorship announced

May 14, 2012

The Colonel H. William Card, Jr. Endowed Professorship will ensure that his legacy of advocacy for education and health care for citizens in the Rio Grande Valley lives on in perpetuity.

Long-lived rodents have high levels of brain-protecting factor

May 7, 2012

The typical naked mole rat lives 25 to 30 years, during which it shows little decline in activity, bone health, reproductive capacity and cognitive ability. What is the secret to this East African rodent’s long, healthy life?

Scientists find differences in long-lived rodent’s protein handlers

May 7, 2012

Animal’s good health likely tied to effective removal of damaged proteins

Children with Type-2 diabetes a challenge to treat

May 4, 2012

n a study involving UT Medicine pediatricians published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, a comparison of different drug and lifestyle interventions for children with Type 2 diabetes showed that therapy with metformin alone failed for more than half of the young participants.

Fear not the colonoscopy

May 4, 2012

Colorectal cancer is a major killer in the U.S., but it’s relatively simple to prevent through early screening and detection, the topic of the May 10 free public lecture at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Lowering stress as preventative medicine?

May 1, 2012

MacArthur “genius” speaks on the destructive effects of stress, and considers whether reducing it is a moral obligation

New bereavement outreach effort brings grief workshops to Valley

April 26, 2012

Workshops on grief, both for families and professionals who work closely with them, will be held in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in coming weeks as part of an outreach effort led by the Regional Academic Health Center, a campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Refugee-assistance group honored at UT Health Science Center

April 18, 2012

A group of medical, dental, nursing and physician assistant students who volunteered more than 7,000 hours to assist immigrant refugees living in Northwest San Antonio will be honored Thursday evening at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Liver cancer in Hispanics linked to diabetes, obesity

April 18, 2012

Researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center are mapping the relationship among these ailments in a paper published online today in the scientific journal PLoS ONE.

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