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Study compares settings of vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression

August 22, 2008

A team in the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Department of Psychiatry is assessing the effectiveness of three treatment settings of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) TherapyTM in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) as part of a multi-site research study.

Second Annual Multicultural Conference on Breast Cancer set Sept. 6

August 21, 2008

This conference is free to the public and deals with issues of breast health in a culturally sensitive manner, addressing differences and similarities through guest speakers, medical leaders and cancer survivors.

Study: Silver-coated ventilator tube curbed pneumonia risk 36%

August 21, 2008

“Every cloud has a silver lining,” the proverb goes, and a study released this week suggests silver actually can help severely ill respiratory patients.

Managing elders’ diabetes is focus of Aug. 22 health care professional conference

August 19, 2008

Health care professionals and workers in related fields are invited to attend the 29th Annual Conference on Aging this Friday (Aug. 22) at the Hilton San Antonio Airport hotel, 611 N.W. Loop 410 in San Antonio.

Community invited to presentation on heart disease at UT Health Science Center Laredo Campus Extension

August 18, 2008

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding a special community health presentation in Laredo on heart disease featuring Steven R. Bailey, M.D.

Webb and Zapata County residents invited to attend heart disease presentation at UT Health Science Center

August 18, 2008

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio will hold a special community health presentation on heart disease from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the D.D. Hachar Building at the Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street.

Health Science Center school renamed to showcase health professions

August 18, 2008

A national movement away from the term “allied health” led to renaming of one of the five schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Norma Martínez Rogers to lead National Association of Hispanic Nurses

August 15, 2008

Overcoming the humble beginnings of growing up in public housing, Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has received a new national honor.

Therapeutic target ID’d for deadly childhood muscle cancer

August 14, 2008

Curbing the activity of a substance called “platelet-derived growth factor receptor A” dramatically reduced aggressiveness of an often-untreatable childhood muscle cancer in mice and cells, a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and partner institutions shows.

Team finds clue in basic biology of X-linked mental retardation

August 11, 2008

Scientists describe process that fails to silence improper neuronal gene expression

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