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Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated

January 23, 2012

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people.


HSC’s urology department tops in 2011 NIH funding

January 20, 2012

The urology department in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio topped its peers nationally in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2011.


Scientists Uncover Novel Mechanism of Glioblastoma Development

January 19, 2012

Most research on glioblastoma development, a complicated tumor of the brain with a poor prognosis, has focused on the gene transcription level, but scientists suggest that post-transcriptional regulation could be equally or even more important.


Researchers present the latest in breast cancer science

January 19, 2012

Free community meeting provides annual summary of international breast cancer symposium


CPRIT awards $4.7 million to Health Science Center

January 18, 2012

These awards for cancer prevention, along with $2.9 million to University Health System, make San Antonio the largest recipient of funds in this CPRIT funding cycle – 28 percent of the $26.3 million awarded.


Dr. Amelie Ramirez elected to TAMEST board of directors

January 17, 2012

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr. P.H., director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been elected to the 2012 board of directors for The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), which is chaired by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.


Clinical safety projects improve patient care at UT Medicine

January 13, 2012

One patient safety project at UT Medicine San Antonio means that diabetes indicators are more consistently monitored. Another means that fewer patients suffer potentially debilitating falls during outpatient visits.


When are genes a blueprint for cancer?

January 12, 2012

A free public lecture on the latest on our understanding of the role genes play in cancer, and the therapies being developed to fight it at the genetic level, at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center


Balancing life with laughter at the 19th Annual Spring Luncheon

January 12, 2012

Humor and balance — in this case, juggling — are the ways Scott Burton copes with life. It also helped him cope with the cancer diagnosis he was given almost 20 years ago.


St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards $50,000 grant to the Health Science Center San Antonio

January 11, 2012

Local grant is part of more than $21 million awarded in grants in 2011


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