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Vascular risk factors’ link to dementia needs study, world congress says

August 2, 2007

Strokes, high blood pressure, elevated bad cholesterol, uncontrolled blood sugar and other vascular risk factors play a huge role in causing dementia, yet the world community is largely uninformed.


Geriatric primary care conference set for Aug. 24 in S.A.

July 31, 2007

Noted gerontologist Thomas T. Perls, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and geriatrics at Boston University, will be the morning keynote speaker for an aging continuing education conference scheduled in August in San Antonio.


Compassionate students, faculty give babies Chance to Smile

July 20, 2007

Medical and dental students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have established an online registry at http://www.chancetosmile.com to support and connect families of children born with cleft deformities.


$750,000 grant to fund study of fatty liver disease

July 17, 2007

A five-year, $750,000 Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund will help researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio conduct the first large-scale study of fatty liver disease in individuals with Type 2 diabetes.


NIA grants Marciniak $1.5 million to further Werner’s syndrome studies

July 16, 2007

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will expand their studies of a protein mutated in the rapid-aging disorder Werner’s syndrome, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).


Quality, safety of health care subject of July 12-14 conference

July 16, 2007

Quality, safety of health care subject of July 12-14 conference.


Evidence-based practice conference July 12-14 examines quality, safety

July 16, 2007

Quality and safety mandates in health care that determine federal payments to hospitals … changing the culture of health care away from punishment toward reporting and amending of safety issues … magnet status for hospitals relating to nursing care and the possible connection to improved patient outcomes.


Ramamurthy named to foreign medical graduate readiness board

July 2, 2007

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D., a neonatologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was appointed to the board of the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates as one of two representatives of the American Medical Association.


Endovascular neurosurgery is minimally invasive alternative for some patients

June 28, 2007

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is utilizing today’s imaging breakthroughs to repair potentially fatal aneurysms and other vascular disorders of the brain, spine and spinal cord, and head and neck.


New MRI scanner to boost Health Science Center’s imaging capabilities to an international level

June 27, 2007

Just as a microscope can reveal the hidden cellular activity in a single drop of water, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will soon be able to see much more clearly the anatomy and functions of small animals in order to bring lifesaving scientific discoveries more quickly to humans.


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