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Estrogen inhibitors likely to serve as cervical cancer treatments, study suggests

December 6, 2005

Landmark evidence suggests estrogen may be one of the causative agents in cervical cancer, according to a research team at the Health Science Center. The results, published in the Dec. 1 issue of Cancer Research, raise the possibility that estrogen inhibitors could be used as a potential line of therapy to treat cervical cancer.

Narcolepsy drug relieves pain, improves sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome patients, study finds

November 22, 2005

A clinical study unveiled today at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego shows that a drug now used to help patients with the sleep disorder narcolepsy can be useful at treating fibromyalgia syndrome patients, as well.

Grant to focus on traffic safety issues among Hispanics

November 22, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio today announced it has received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to conduct an educational campaign on traffic safety in San Antonio.

Diabetic Foot Update 2005 to examine nerve damage

November 22, 2005

The 21st Annual “Diabetic Foot Update: A Multidisciplinary Approach” will be held Dec. 4-6 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel.

HSC Dental School receives $2 million from an individual

November 22, 2005

In the wake of rising education costs, the Dental School of the Health Science Center received the largest gift from an individual to a dental school in Texas—$2 million from the estate of Dr. Stacy Wendell Clapp Jr., a former adjunct faculty member of the UT Health Science Center. The official presentation was Friday, Nov. 18, at the Omni Hotel as part of the Dental School’s 35th Anniversary Hollers Lecture and Gala Event.

President’s Council awards prestigious chair to leading AIDS researcher

November 22, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s President’s Council gathered Nov. 16 at the Marriott Riverwalk for an annual luncheon emphasizing the importance of endowments and honoring the donors who make them possible.

Leavitt appoints S.A. physician to AHRQ national advisory council

November 15, 2005

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt this month appointed Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., of the Health Science Center to the national advisory council of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His term of service extends through November 2008.

Flu can cause more than aches and fever

November 15, 2005

Fever, aches and pains, dry cough and sore throat – some might think these are the worst consequences of the flu. On the contrary, people should be aware that pneumonia, a serious infection of the lungs, can result from complications of the flu or other upper-respiratory illnesses.

Foot/ankle specialist saves diabetic patients’ feet through surgery

November 15, 2005

Elida Gonzalez spent three decades inside operating rooms at many of San Antonio’s hospitals – University, the Nix, Metropolitan, St. Luke’s, Santa Rosa.

Regents approve UTHSC Medical Arts and Research Center

November 15, 2005

The Health Science Center’s request to proceed with the financing and construction of a state-of-the-art ambulatory clinic was approved last week by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The 250,000-square-foot Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) is one of the Health Science Center’s latest initiatives to advance clinical medical education and care.

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