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Sawing logs? New center aims to treat hard-core snorers

January 17, 2006

If your husband or wife’s snoring is driving you up a wall, think about what it might be doing to his or her health.

Dental School is among first in nation to use portable X-ray system

January 10, 2006

At first glance, it looks like a portable power drill you’d get at a local hardware store. But if you look closely, you’ll see the word “X-ray” printed in large red type near the control buttons.

Bullying: Suffering in Silence

January 10, 2006

The Health Science Center will host Barbara Coloroso, renowned author of “The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander,” for a workshop and lecture on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Scientists develop 1st genetic mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy

January 3, 2006

Researchers at the Health Science Center have developed the first genetic mouse model for non-convulsive temporal lobe seizures, a common form of epilepsy that affects nearly 600,000 Americans.

Wireless sensor allows monitoring of aneurysm with wave of wand

January 3, 2006

Vascular surgeons from the Health Science Center, operating at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s Audie Murphy Hospital Division, implanted a new type of wireless sensor into two patients.

Study: Erectile dysfunction may be sign of coming heart disease

January 3, 2006

Most wives would say their husbands are notoriously bad about avoiding the doctor’s office.

Study finds 17 cases of allergy to drug-eluting coronary stents

December 20, 2005

A small percentage of patients are allergic to the polymer on drug-eluting stents, and a handful have died from the reactions, according to an adverse-event records review initiated by cardiologists from the Health Science Center.

Health Science Center recruits Reddy to cardiothoracic surgery division

December 20, 2005

Congenital heart surgery, heart and lung transplants, and coronary bypass surgery — these are some of the most complex surgical procedures performed in operating rooms across the country. Physicians in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the Health Science Center have performed these lifesaving procedures on patients in San Antonio for more than 35 years.

Researcher scrutinizes lung cells’ response to RSV

December 20, 2005

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a major threat this time of year to infants and adults with weakened immune systems.

UTHSC hosts Fulbright Scholar examining melatonin

December 13, 2005

The Health Science Center was selected to host a Fulbright Scholar who will examine the correlation between the hormone melatonin and its effects on memory and learning.

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