Microbiologists find defense molecule that senses respiratory viruses

August 23, 2009

A cellular molecule that not only can sense two common respiratory viruses but also can direct cells to mount a defense has been identified by microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Early Lung Cancer

November 17, 2008

Fredericksburg house painter Stanley Easley is a prime example that regular medical checkups pay off. Stanley recently discovered during a routine test that he had lung cancer, but he’d caught it early.

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COPD genetic research study needs 1,000 volunteers

September 29, 2008

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System seek to enroll 1,000 current and former smokers in a genetic epidemiology study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Study: Silver-coated ventilator tube curbed pneumonia risk 36%

August 21, 2008

“Every cloud has a silver lining,” the proverb goes, and a study released this week suggests silver actually can help severely ill respiratory patients.

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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.

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American Board of Internal Medicine invites Verghese to serve on board

November 23, 2004

Abraham Verghese, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon), the Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and director of the university’s Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, recently was appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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