News Releases

School-based diabetes program stems normal childhood rise in blood sugar

September 17, 2004

A school-based program to instill healthy habits in low-income, Mexican-American children resulted in a dramatic drop in blood sugar levels of 1,200 fourth-graders, according to a randomized, controlled trial released Sept. 6 in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.


$6 million grant to help S.A. youth take a stand against diabetes

September 14, 2004

A $6 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is bringing the Stand Up! clinical trial to San Antonio, researchers and school officials announced Sept. 8. The Alamo City is one of seven sites nationwide for the Stand Up! study, which seeks to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle school youth.


Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

September 14, 2004

San Antonio (Sept. 13, 2004) – The Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR), a device that has saved the lives of 300 infants and young children who otherwise would have died from lack of breath, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The inventor from The University of Texas Health Science […]


Historical Library lecture to touch on Dali and his Spain

September 7, 2004

The Spain of Salvador Dali” will be the topic at noon Wednesday, Sept. 15, as The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio hosts a presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.


These gaps don’t sell blue jeans, they allow cells to communicate

September 7, 2004

Humans have them. Dogs have them. So does the earthworm. So do sponges, sea anemones and jellyfish.


I.N.Q.U.I.R.E. program develops health, science teaching materials for middle schools

August 24, 2004

In June, 16 middle school and high school teachers from 14 schools and six school districts spent six weeks at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio interacting with scientists and researchers to create new teaching materials to improve science, math and health education at the middle school level.