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.


Study: Newer antibiotic more effective at treating elders’ pneumonia

January 24, 2006
 

A newer antibiotic medication proved more effective at knocking out community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in patients 65 and older than the antibiotic that has been the front-line CAP treatment the last decade, according to a national study coordinated at the Health Science Center.


Dr. Julio Palmaz appointed to prestigious Ashbel Smith Professorship

January 24, 2006
 

Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., who revolutionized cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine by inventing the world’s first stent, was named an Ashbel Smith Professor Jan. 19 at the Health Science Center.