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HSC researchers are first to map destructive gene

March 8, 2005

Dental researchers at Health Science Center are the first in the world to successfully map the gene that causes dentinogenesis imperfecta (DGI) Type III, a disease that affects tooth density and color and over time can cause teeth to wear to the gum line.


San Antonio, Reynosa medical schools partner on infectious diseases degree

March 1, 2005

A master’s degree program in infectious diseases – with special emphasis on tuberculosis – will be established in the Reynosa-McAllen border region by this fall, thanks to a $290,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


U.S. Surgeon General Carmona calls obesity ‘the terror within’

March 1, 2005

U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, who visited the Health Science Center for a Feb. 24 symposium on obesity in the Hispanic population, suggested that if the public viewed the current epidemic of obesity with the same seriousness as potential acts of bioterrorism, the United States would take a solid and necessary step toward becoming a healthier nation.


UT Health Science Center opens student-run free clinic at Alpha Home

February 22, 2005

Millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans find their care in hospital emergency rooms, long after the time when preventive steps might have been taken to better their health.


Agreement opens pathway for Laredo students to School of Medicine

February 22, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, signed an agreement Friday with Texas A&M International University(TAMIU) in Laredo to facilitate the admission of outstanding TAMIU students into the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine.


CPS ‘Amazing Energy’ campaign recognizes Lawrence

February 15, 2005

Amazing energy has been a defining characteristic in the long career of Leonard E. Lawrence, M.D., associate dean for student affairs in the School of Medicine and Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Lifesaving device now in use from White House to Iraq

February 11, 2005

A Lone Star recipe for a revolutionary invention: Start with a great idea in the mind of an emergency room physician.


Does obesity make a difference in detecting prostate cancer?

February 1, 2005

A study by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio raises the possibility that the most common test for prostate cancer might be of less benefit to men who are overweight or obese.


Number of copies of immune-response gene linked to HIV/AIDS susceptibility

January 7, 2005

The likelihood of acquiring HIV and, once infected, of progressing to full-blown AIDS is much greater in people who have a below-average number of copies of a particular immune-response gene, according to a study conducted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Wilford Hall Medical Center and other sites.


Region’s family physicians can ‘attend’ grand rounds via Web

January 4, 2005

San Antonio (Dec. 21, 2004) – Busy South Texas family physicians may not have time to travel to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for grand rounds lectures on disease diagnosis, treatment and management. That is why the Healt …


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