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Novel treatment shows promise in regenerating bone destroyed by multiple myeloma

June 16, 2010

An experimental treatment has regenerated bone destroyed by multiple myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer of the bone marrow, in 11 of the first 34 patients enrolled in a clinical study at eight research centers around the country.

Sanga to lead tech transfer for UT branches in San Antonio, Valley

June 15, 2010

Arjun Sanga, J.D., has been named executive director of South Texas Technology Management, a regional technology transfer office that serves four University of Texas institutions (the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT San Antonio (UTSA), UT Brownsville and UT-Pan American).

Students to experiment with food chemistry during UT Health Science Center nutrition camp

June 14, 2010

The Regional Campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding a Summer Nutrition Camp for Laredo-area high school students.

Turning a doctor’s office into a “medical home”

June 7, 2010

UT Health Science Center professor leads national research on new breed of primary care practice; findings published today in special edition of Annals of Family Medicine

Device retrieves clot, enables retired bus mechanic to beat stroke

June 3, 2010

Patricia Ozuna can tell you all about the night her husband, Lino, suffered a stroke. The couple lay in bed at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 2, 2009, when Patricia felt his body lean into hers. “I said, ‘Lino, you’re squashing me.’ It didn’t take me more than a minute to realize something was wrong. He was looking at me and talking, but I couldn’t understand him.”

A problem under the sun – Rise of skin cancer in Hispanics, blacks concerns dermatologists

May 28, 2010

People with fair skin, blue eyes and red hair are still at the highest risk for skin cancer, but doctors say the number of darker-skinned patients with skin lesions has risen dramatically, both under the hot Texas sun and nationally.

June 15 is the deadline for college students to apply for new summer health professions program

May 26, 2010

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is beginning a new program this summer for Laredo area college students who are interested in the health professions.

Report: San Antonio smoking ordinance wouldn’t snuff out restaurant/bar industry

May 25, 2010

If San Antonio ends up prohibiting smoking in indoor workplaces, its restaurants and bars are not likely to lose patrons to the few and geographically separated establishments outside the city limits that do allow smoking, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty member receives research grant

May 25, 2010

Study to evaluate mental health recovery and wellness program

UT Health Science Center’s Amelie Ramirez named co-chair of Mayor’s Fitness Council

May 21, 2010

In the wake of the city’s $15.6 million federal grant to fight childhood obesity, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has named Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a co-chair of his new Mayor’s Fitness Council, which will develop ways to spur improved community nutrition and activity.

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