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As sudden deaths show, no amount of cocaine is recreationally safe, Health Science Center cardiologists note in editorial

January 13, 2010

A study of sudden deaths in young Spaniards who used cocaine, published today (Wednesday, Jan. 13) in the European Heart Journal, underscores the devastating effects of the drug on the cardiovascular system and dispels the notion that its recreational use is safe, even in the smallest amounts.


Health Science Center nurse leader to serve on federal health care commission

January 11, 2010

Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been named an inaugural member of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).


Unraveling the complexities of chronic kidney disease

January 7, 2010

In New England Journal of Medicine, President Henrich and Professor Abboud examine a condition that affects 26 million American adults


Scientists discuss latest tactics for protecting military personnel, healing war-wounded

January 4, 2010

Top scientists from Texas and the nation gather in San Antonio – also known as “Military City USA” – to share ideas on how best to protect and heal U.S. service members fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Longevity finding in mice named a top research breakthrough of 2009 by journal Science

December 18, 2009

Studies that showed rapamycin, an antibiotic used in transplant patients, extended the life span of aged mice at three separate U.S. centers are recognized in the Dec. 18 issue of Science as a runner-up for research breakthrough of the year.


Aerosol travels nerve from nose to brain to treat stroke in mice

December 17, 2009

UT Health Science Center San Antonio researchers, working in a mouse model of stroke, are delivering neuroprotective drugs to the brain by spraying them onto the lining of a nerve in the nose.


Holiday story possibilities from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

December 16, 2009

The holidays, your senior and you … Faculty can discuss how to help older loved ones during the holidays with cooking, taking medications, travel, depression and other challenges.


Program to reach out to medically underserved children in South Texas

December 15, 2009

A new program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio seeks to bring more Hispanic children from the Lower Rio Grande Valley into clinical trials for leukemia, helping this underserved population get cutting-edge therapies.


Study will give statin drug to H1N1 patients in respiratory failure

December 15, 2009

H1N1 influenza has sickened an estimated 22 million Americans, put 98,000 in the hospital and resulted in 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began last April, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium set for Dec. 9-13

December 9, 2009

In the world of academic medicine, the name “San Antonio” is synonymous with the phrase “breast cancer research.”


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