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Controlled release of drugs is topic of 2004 Presidential Lecture

October 18, 2004

An MIT scientist known as the father of biomedical engineering in America made a stop at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on Oct. 13 to present the university’s Third Annual Presidential Distinguished Lecture.


Swift drop in PSA after radiation therapy called portent of better survival

October 12, 2004

New research presented in Atlanta last week suggests the embattled PSA test may yet be a useful tool in the early detection of prostate cancer.


Cancer institute atrium named for Tom and Nancy Loeffler

October 12, 2004

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio honored Tom Loeffler and his wife, Nancy, on Oct. 8 with the naming of the Loeffler Atrium at the Health Science Center’s new Children’s Cancer Research Institute. Tom Loeffler is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and former chair of The University of Texas System Board of Regents.


Atrium at Children’s Cancer Research Institute named for Loefflers

October 8, 2004

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio honored former U.S. Rep. and University of Texas System Regent Tom Loeffler and his wife, Nancy, on Oct. 8 with the naming of the Loeffler Atrium at the Health Science Center’s new Children’s Cancer Research Institute.


Health Science Center publishes Web database of clinical studies

October 5, 2004

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has begun publishing descriptions of its clinical studies on the World Wide Web.


Health Science Center announces record $2.5 million in scholarships

October 5, 2004

Students learning the art of health professions and bench research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are benefiting tremendously from a number of significant recent philanthropic contributions.


Health Science Center’s RAHC library shares blue ribbon award

September 23, 2004

A national award that highlights exemplary health promotion activities of U.S. libraries was awarded Sept. 20 to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) library, located in Harlingen, and the Biblioteca Las Américas (BLA) library, located in Mercedes.


School-based diabetes program stems normal childhood rise in blood sugar

September 17, 2004

A school-based program to instill healthy habits in low-income, Mexican-American children resulted in a dramatic drop in blood sugar levels of 1,200 fourth-graders, according to a randomized, controlled trial released Sept. 6 in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.


$6 million grant to help S.A. youth take a stand against diabetes

September 14, 2004

A $6 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is bringing the Stand Up! clinical trial to San Antonio, researchers and school officials announced Sept. 8. The Alamo City is one of seven sites nationwide for the Stand Up! study, which seeks to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle school youth.


Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

September 14, 2004

(L-R) Melvin D. Smith, M.D., of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital and the Health Science Center, and Robert M. Campbell Jr., M.D., professor of orthopedics at the Health Science Center, director of the Thoracic Institute at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa an …


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