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Ticku receives prestigious MERIT Award extension from NIH

April 5, 2005

Research that is unraveling the mechanisms of alcohol dependence is proceeding full steam ahead, thanks to a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award extension grant recently received by Maharaj K. Ticku, Ph.D., professo


Risk scores identify young people with hardened arteries

April 2, 2005

Armed with more knowledge about what cardiovascular disease looks like in people ages 15 to 34, co-authors from the Health Science Center, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and institutions in Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Louisiana will report Monday that the same measurements done in a routine physical – of blood cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight and height – can effectively be used to identify young people who show early evidence of hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis.


Health Science Center teams with Epilepsy Foundation on Saturday event

March 31, 2005

Fact: Epilepsy and seizures affect 2.5 million Americans of all ages at an estimated annual cost of $12.5 billion.


Dr. Herman receives extraordinary second MERIT award

March 29, 2005

Noted scientist and researcher Brian Herman, Ph.D., vice president for research, received a second National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), making him probably the only active vice president for research at any institution to receive the distinguished award twice.


‘Localized heart attack’ helps man get his 2nd wind

March 29, 2005

James A. Bernal, 45, once made the city of Schertz’s streets and parks safer and more beautiful.


Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. marks quarter-century in San Antonio, provides gift to fund presidential and medical ethics lectures

March 29, 2005

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. has generously agreed to support two annual lectures through 2009 that will continue to bring America’s top scientists to the Health Science Center, announced Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center.


Verghese to interview legendary internist Joaquin G. Cigarroa on stage

March 29, 2005

Remarkable internist Joaquin G. Cigarroa, Jr., M.D., will join Abraham Verghese, M.D., Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor in Medical Ethics, on April 4 for an on-stage conversation concerning internal medicine and the vital role of the internist.


Young woman thriving after transplant put her heart on correct side

March 22, 2005

We learn, as children, to show our patriotism whenever the Star-Spangled Banner is played.


Study suggests link between environmental mercury, autism

March 22, 2005

A study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reveals a multiple-digits increase in the rate of autism for every 1,000 pounds of mercury released environmentally in Texas counties.


Ob/gyn researcher Tekmal appointed to Pauerstein Professorship

March 22, 2005

Rajeshwar Rao Tekmal, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of reproductive research at the Health Science Center, has been named to the Carl J. Pauerstein Professorship in Reproductive Research, the university announced March 15.


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