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Screening method identifies unfolded, aberrant proteins

February 21, 2006

During normal aging and various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s and Parkinson’s diseases, proteins become unfolded or clump together, thereby losing their function and damaging the cells and tissues.


Alternative diet may give hope to Americans disappointed by latest news on low-fat diets

February 21, 2006

Millions of Americans who have religiously followed a low-fat diet recently learned some discouraging news.


Health Science Center recruits Winston to department of surgery

February 14, 2006

The Health Science Center has added another outstanding surgeon to its team of top-notch faculty members.


Children learn how to eat nutritiously, the Whyville way

February 14, 2006

In a magical online city called Whyville, children ages 8 to 14 meet to interact and have fun learning.


UTHSC professor Julio Palmaz to be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

February 14, 2006

World-renowned inventor Julio Palmaz, M.D., professor of radiology at The Health Science Center, is slated for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Harvard, Tulane students learn environmental links to medicine in Laredo

February 7, 2006

Nine students from the Harvard University School of Public Health and one from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine visited Laredo in January as part of an environmental medicine program offered by the Health Science Center and a host of Laredo partners.


Study examines brain’s complex activity in thirst, pain

February 7, 2006

When we are thirsty, we are more sensitive to pain. Now a new study conducted in San Antonio and Australia shows why – the brain activates differently when we are both thirsty and in pain than when we are thirsty alone or in pain alone.


Governor Briscoe gives $2 million to cardiovascular research

February 7, 2006

The Honorable Dolph Briscoe Jr., governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979, is one of the legendary figures in Texas history.


Simulator puts health providers in shoes of heart failure patients

January 31, 2006

A heart failure educational simulator, the “Heart FX Pod,” will be at the North Campus of the Health Science Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.


CDC-funded survey eyes decision making in men with prostate cancer

January 31, 2006

When Earl was diagnosed with prostate cancer last March, he thought his doctor would tell him precisely what he should do.


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