HSC researchers are first to map destructive gene

March 8, 2005

Dental researchers at Health Science Center are the first in the world to successfully map the gene that causes dentinogenesis imperfecta (DGI) Type III, a disease that affects tooth density and color and over time can cause teeth to wear to the gum line.



U.S. Surgeon General Carmona calls obesity ‘the terror within’

March 1, 2005

U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, who visited the Health Science Center for a Feb. 24 symposium on obesity in the Hispanic population, suggested that if the public viewed the current epidemic of obesity with the same seriousness as potential acts of bioterrorism, the United States would take a solid and necessary step toward becoming a healthier nation.



Agreement opens pathway for Laredo students to School of Medicine

February 22, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, signed an agreement Friday with Texas A&M International University(TAMIU) in Laredo to facilitate the admission of outstanding TAMIU students into the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine.


CPS ‘Amazing Energy’ campaign recognizes Lawrence

February 15, 2005

Amazing energy has been a defining characteristic in the long career of Leonard E. Lawrence, M.D., associate dean for student affairs in the School of Medicine and Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.