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School of Medicine ranks 2nd in survey of best schools for Hispanics

September 1, 2006

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Medicine is ranked second – behind only Stanford – in the medical schools category of a just released Top 10 Graduate Schools for Hispanics survey.


AT&T Foundation sponsors nano-sensor project at Janey Briscoe Center

August 30, 2006

Cardiologists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio today unveiled a major project funded by the AT&T Foundation – creation of a nano-sized sensor to measure blood pressure and flow inside arteries while sending readings in real time to an external receiver.


Frost Bank directs $500,000 to Health Science Center

August 23, 2006

San Antonio (Aug. 23, 2006) – Frost Bank, a subsidiary of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE symbol: CFR), is directing $500,000 over the next 10 years to support the research enterprise at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, announced today.


Prosthodontics department helps Laredo athletes keep healthy smiles

August 22, 2006

Approximately 350 Laredo-area student athletes gathered in Laredo this weekend to participate in the Laredo Mouth Guard Program.


Finasteride boosts PSA ability to detect prostate cancer

August 22, 2006

The medication finasteride, which after the seven-year Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) was associated with a 24.8 percent reduction of prostate cancer risk among men who took it, has a new feather in its cap – it beefs up the diagnostic power of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.


Regents authorize $263 million in UTHSC projects

August 22, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, said in a university-wide e-mail Aug. 11 that The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ approval of $263 million in capital and other projects for the Health Science Center, along with more than $100 million for The University of Texas at San Antonio, has made this “a red-letter day that should be celebrated and remembered.”


Regents give funding authorizations for $263 million in UTHSC projects

August 12, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, said in a university-wide e-mail Aug. 11 that The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ approval of $263 million in capital and other projects for the Health Science Center, along with more than $100 million for The University of Texas at San Antonio, has made this “a red-letter day that should be celebrated and remembered.”


Rep. Gonzalez tours radiology areas at UTHSC, UH

August 8, 2006

Non-invasive diagnostic procedures, image-guided minimally invasive therapeutic procedures, research advances in the field of radiology, increased patient comfort and improved disease detection were the central topics as U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez visited The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and University Hospital on July 31.


Cork tree extract puts a cork on prostate cancer growth, study shows

August 8, 2006

An over-the counter herbal supplement derived from the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) killed a high percentage of cultured prostate cancer cells in studies conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Dental School, School of Medicine rank 2nd in U.S. in Hispanic grads

August 8, 2006

Both the Dental School and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio ranked second in the country in the number of Hispanics obtaining graduate professional degrees after the 2004-2005 academic year, according to rankings reported this summer by the Virginia-based magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.


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