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Conference for cancer survivors set for April 17 to19

March 12, 2009

For cancer patients, thriving as they survive is, in part, a matter of mastering new skills.


Potential method of strengthening TB vaccine discovered

March 9, 2009

New research may have uncovered a strategy for strengthening the only vaccine available today for protection against tuberculosis.


Study shows nurses are the main support for parents of premature infants

March 6, 2009

When an infant is admitted into a hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), parents often experience challenges with establishing their roles as parents because their newborn infants — out of necessity — spend more time in the care of medical professionals than with their families.


“Cancer Cowgirl” to share wit, wisdom at Pearl Stable March 17

March 3, 2009

Keynote speaker: Kris Carr, an award-winning actress, best-selling author, filmmaker and subject of the uplifting documentary Crazy, Sexy Cancer.


“Dress Smart for a Healthy Heart” fashion show puts face on heart disease in the community

February 20, 2009

Both of her parents had heart disease. But Laurie Tran never thought much about her own risk until she felt an unfamiliar tightness in her chest during a run one day and saw her heart rate spike.


Noted childhood cancer researchers to meet in San Antonio

February 19, 2009

About 100 scientists from noted cancer centers will gather in downtown San Antonio Feb. 26-27 to share findings and exchange ideas at the Genetics and Biology of Childhood Cancer 2009 symposium


CTRC at UT Health Science Center offers practical course on new cancer drugs

February 18, 2009

Newly available anti-cancer drugs and promising agents that are still awaiting approval will be discussed at a conference March 6 – 7 at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.


Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for Feb. 20 at new Laredo Health Department Dental Clinic

February 17, 2009

The City of Laredo Health Department is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Dental Clinic that provides dental care for patients of all ages and will serve as the primary clinical training site for two newly established dental residency training programs based in Laredo.


Scientists identify molecular signature of leukemia stem cells

February 17, 2009

Scientists studying chronic myeloid leukemia, more commonly known as CML, are one step closer to decoding the “genetic signature” of stem cells in this disease.


Protein quality control is a key to longevity in naked mole rats

February 16, 2009

Scientists find clues to why subterranean rodents are so long-lived


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