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New hope for cancer patients through clinical trials

June 1, 2011

Fewer than 10 percent of people who have exhausted conventional cancer therapies look into the possibility of participating in a clinical trial, yet those trials are a chance for them to try cutting-edge therapies under close and caring supervision.

Texas State University joins members of South Texas Technology Management

June 1, 2011

South Texas Technology Management (STTM), a regional technology transfer office that assists four University of Texas institutions, today announced it will provide services for a new member: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Aging, obsolete cells prime the lungs for pneumonia

May 26, 2011

Newly published research from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio suggests why older people are vulnerable and offers a possible defense.

Patient navigation helps Latinos overcome barriers to health

May 24, 2011

Manual authored by health disparities researchers shows clinics and other providers how to add patient navigators, or “promotoras”

UT Health Science Center San Antonio nurse receives national diversity award

May 24, 2011

Linda Porter-Wenzlaff, Ph.D., RN, has received a national award for her work in promoting diversity within the nursing workforce. The Prism Award is sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and was presented by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) at its annual meeting recently in San Diego.

Health Science Center’s N-STORM microscope is 1st in Texas, 2nd in country

May 23, 2011

Talk about putting things under the microscope: A new ultra-high-resolution microscope at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is allowing scientists to see details that are 10 to 20 times smaller than existing optical microscopes.

Researchers pinpoint growth mechanism for cancer-related virus

May 20, 2011

A team of researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has pinned down an important mechanism controlling the growth of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus.

Preparing tomorrow’s healers to act with compassion and justice

May 19, 2011

Since its creation in 2002, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics has sought to preserve students’ innate idealism and empathy through years of training.

Health Science Center professor named executive academic leadership fellow

May 18, 2011

Paula K. Shireman, M.D., professor of vascular surgery and associate dean for research in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been selected as a fellow in a national leadership program.

Painkiller monitoring study reveals racial differences, overall poor care

May 17, 2011

Primary care practices must improve follow-up of patients taking prescription painkillers, in part because these drugs are an increasingly common cause of unintentional death and painkillers can be a gateway to illicit drug abuse, said a UT Medicine San Antonio physician who leads a recently established community health research center.

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