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Cigarroa says in farewell: ‘I will always feel at home here’

January 21, 2009

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., the pediatric and transplant surgeon whose inspiring leadership helped fuel momentum at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for more than eight years, told hundreds of faculty, staff, students and community leaders today that the successes of his tenure “are truly yours.”


Cigarroa to thank faculty, staff, students for 8 exemplary years

January 20, 2009

UT Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will reflect on important educational, research and clinical initiatives of the last eight years by the Health Science Center community.


Radiation treatment after prostate removal significantly improves survival in men with advanced prostate cancer

January 19, 2009

Each year, about 100,000 men with advanced prostate cancer undergo surgery to remove their prostate gland (radical prostatectomy).


Small device helps sleep apnea sufferers in a big way

January 14, 2009

UT Health Science Center study confirms dental appliance successful in treating patients suffering from severe sleep apnea


Caesarean section before 39 weeks raises risk to infant lungs, study shows

January 9, 2009

For a healthy mother and baby, scheduling a Caesarean section delivery one to two weeks earlier than necessary slightly raises the risk of respiratory and other preventable problems in the newborn, and women should be counseled with this in mind.


Possible target for treating diabetes, obesity identified in study

January 8, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have for the first time identified a protein that regulates the creation of a key hormone in fat tissue, a discovery that could have implications for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and possibly even aging.


Dr. Ian M. Thompson Jr. receives national award for advancing cancer science

December 26, 2008

Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., will be given the highest award bestowed by the Society of Urologic Oncology at its annual meeting Dec. 4 in Bethesda, Md.


Scientists solve 3-D structure of a protein used by deadly poxviruses to disarm humans’ immune system

December 19, 2008

Finding could aid biodefense against smallpox, development of rheumatoid arthritis therapy


Dr. Carmen Román-Shriver receives national Hispanic ADA award

December 19, 2008

Carmen Román-Shriver, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program being developed at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, received the Distinguished Trinko Award presented by a member interest group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN).


Scientists show master control gene is crucial for determining fungal cell shape and virulenc

December 18, 2008

In collaboration with Spain’s Universidad de Valencia, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio are learning more about what makes C. albicans so deadly.


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