Miles of Smiles-Laredo

Miles of Smiles-Laredo brightens oral health for kids

November 11, 2016

If one child’s smile can warm the heart, imagine what tens of thousands can do. That’s the reality in Laredo, where Miles of Smiles-Laredo has been brightening the world for thousands of children–and their families–since 2006. Miles of Smiles-Laredo is a School of Dentistry public health program for children living in Webb County. It is […]

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Science Expo Nov. 12 will give 1,500 teens a hands-on introduction to health careers

November 10, 2016

Approximately 1,500 high school and college students from throughout South Texas will learn how to perform dissections, intubate manikins, start an intravenous (IV) line and much more at the Health Professions Fair and Science Expo of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the UT Health Science Center campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.

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Cara Gonzales, DDS, Ph.D.

TPR: Oral cancer in the cross hairs at dental school

October 14, 2016

In a lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, dental researcher Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., shared some promising news. Read the full story

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NPR: Infection outbreak shines light on water risks at dentists offices

September 20, 2016

When people go to the dentist, they generally expect to leave in better health than when they walked in. Read the full story at National Public Radio

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KSAT 12: New oral cancer treatment used in study shrank tumors in mice by half

September 10, 2016

Oral cancer is a scary diagnosis. Sixty percent of people are diagnosed in a late stage of the disease, meaning their survival rate is below 50 percent. Watch the full story at KSAT 12

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Erase Cancer

Researchers reduce head and neck cancers in mice by 50 percent

September 6, 2016

A multidisciplinary research team at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has found a new way to treat deadly, late-stage head and neck cancer, reducing tumor size in mouse models by 50 percent in just 14 days. Results were seen in both human cancer cells and in human tumors developed in mice. Cara Gonzales, […]

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