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Health Science Center lands $11.6 million to study cardiac proteins

September 3, 2010

A blood test to diagnose which heart attack survivors will suffer heart failure is the goal of a new five-year, $11.6 million contract to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

For some women, preventive mastectomies pay off

September 3, 2010

A long-term study of women with a genetic predisposition for breast or ovarian cancer showed that those who elected major preventive surgeries had a significantly reduced risk of those cancers.

Vulcan Materials employees take aim at cancer in sporting event to raise funds for CTRC

September 1, 2010

Killing cancer isn’t as simple as shooting sporting clays out of the sky, but lining up teams to do just that is one way Vulcan Materials employees and their families contribute to the fight against cancer.

American College of Chest Physicians funds COPD training

August 31, 2010

A $150,000 grant will enable Sandra Adams, M.D., M.S., of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, to create Web programs that teach primary care providers about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

New $900,000 UT Health Science Center grant to encourage and support diversity in nursing

August 27, 2010

More undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds may consider entering the UT Health Science Center San Antonio nursing program, thanks to a new mentoring and support program.

Red-carpet premiere to showcase MIRA student videos

August 19, 2010

It’s Laredo, not Hollywood, but for 13 highly motivated South Texas college students, this red-carpet premiere will be special.

CTRC director named chairman of NCI Early Detection Research Network

August 13, 2010

Dr. Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., professor and chair of urology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and executive director of its Cancer Therapy & Research Center, today has been elected chairman of the Early Detection Research Network, an initiative of the National Cancer Institute.

Nursing dean receives top honor from National Association of Hispanic Nurses

August 12, 2010

The dean of nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the first non-Hispanic nurse to receive the National Association of Hispanic Nurses’ highest honor.

Bike rodeo teaches rules of road to children

August 11, 2010

At the Summer Bike Rodeo, children will learn to ride safely, rules and laws of bicycling.

As school begins, holiday is over from asthma, allergy medications

August 10, 2010

As the first day of school draws near, start ramping up the administration of your child’s asthma and allergy medications and be sure to refill prescriptions or seek new ones, an asthma and immunology specialist from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio advises.

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