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National Inventors Hall of Fame inducts Palmaz

May 9, 2006

Tinkering in the garage led a young doctor to create a device that would impact the world in more ways than anyone could have imagined. World-renowned inventor and radiologist Julio Palmaz, M.D., the Ashbel Smith Professor at the Health Science Center, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 5-6 in Akron, Ohio.


Report: Health Science Center-led studies prevent 15,000 strokes a year

May 9, 2006

The Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) Trials, a series of nationwide studies conceived at and led by the Health Science Center, prompted treatment changes that are preventing nearly 15,000 strokes a year in the U.S. and will save the country more than $1.2 billion in health care costs over a decade, according to a report published April 22 in the British medical journal The Lancet.


In race to understand diabetes, this protein may be the APPL of our eyes

May 2, 2006

We all know that lack of communication is bad for any relationship, but when that relationship is going on in our cells and the result of the poor communication is obesity and diabetes, we sit up and take notice.


RAHC celebrates Asthma Awareness Month; EPA sponsors training

May 2, 2006

In the United States alone, 6.2 million children suffer from asthma, which accounts for one-third of all pediatric emergency room visits. Asthma is the fourth-most-common reason for pediatric physician office visits, and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism.


Researcher links race and cardiovascular health to preterm labor

May 2, 2006

A researcher at the Health Science Center has found a disturbing link among race, cardiovascular health and pre-term labor.


Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

May 2, 2006

A fast, high-resolution, 3D mouse embryo visualization technique developed by collaborators in San Antonio and Salt Lake City will undoubtedly revolutionize the way birth defects and cancer genes are studied in animal models.


Free community forum to offer facts about ADHD, depression, bipolar

April 26, 2006

Parents of children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and bipolar disorder have more reason to be optimistic these days, says Steven R. Pliszka, M.D., the Meadows Foundation and Semp Russ/San Antonio Area Foundation Research Professor at the Health Science Center


New center dedicated to treating children’s sleep disorders is first of its kind in San Antonio

April 26, 2006

Pediatric sleep experts report that 25 percent of children in the United States experience some type of sleep disorder. Problems can include sleepwalking, insomnia, narcolepsy, snoring, sleep apnea and others.


Risk calculator on Web can help men assess prostate cancer chances

April 26, 2006

Within moments at a computer, a man 55 or older who is concerned about his chance of developing prostate cancer can obtain a trustworthy, science-based estimate of risk – information that can help him decide whether or not to see a physician.


Hundreds hail RAHC biomedical research facility

April 26, 2006

More than 300 state, regional and community leaders and members of the public gathered in Edinburg, Texas yesterday to dedicate the Medical Research Division of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC).


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