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Lawmakers from 6 state capitols to visit Health Science Center

June 25, 2008

Issues in cardiology will be the topic this week as a group of state legislators visit The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Health Science Center hires Maher as vice president of human resources

June 20, 2008

Mary L. Maher, M.A., who has been a leader in the human resources field for more than 25 years, joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio June 1 as its first vice president of human resources.


Health Science Center helps develop new Web resource to promote health care innovation

June 20, 2008

A new national Web resource designed to promote innovation in the delivery of health care was launched this spring by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


Future doctors, nurses to model diet, exercise for middle-school children

June 18, 2008

Young teens from a San Antonio barrio will learn about fitness, eating right, and other healthy behaviors from future doctors and nurses this summer, thanks to a new class at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Scientists: Protein that predicts Alzheimer’s also predicts HIV progression

June 17, 2008

A protein that is one of the major predictors of Alzheimer’s disease also predicts the pace at which HIV-infected persons will progress to death, San Antonio scientists reported this week.


San Antonio researcher receives top American diabetes award

June 12, 2008

Studies of insulin resistance, development of frontline therapies shape his legacy.


Drug lowers conversion to type 2 diabetes by 81% in multicenter research study

June 12, 2008

In a research study of hundreds of patients facing the prospect of developing type 2 diabetes, the oral drug pioglitazone (brand name: Actos®) reduced the rate of conversion to the disease by 81 percent in the active therapy group compared to those taking a placebo, the study leader, Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D., reported June 9 during the 68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco.


Robot-assisted surgery represents safe, effective option for patients with kidney, bladder, prostate cancers

June 11, 2008

UT Health Science Center, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care have removedmore kidney, bladder tumors with the technology than any academic center in Texas.


UT Health Science Center helps develop new Web resource to promote health care innovation

June 6, 2008

A new national Web resource designed to promote innovation in the delivery of health care was launched this spring by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


Perales presents STEER program as fellow in Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute

June 5, 2008

Doctors no longer make house calls, so many environmental factors that would clue in physicians as to why their patients are sick aren’t considered, much less discussed.


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