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Headline News: Dr. Palmaz named National Academy of Inventors fellow    
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been named a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his invention of the Palmaz Stent, a wire-mesh tube inserted into clogged arteries. Dr. Palmaz, a longtime radiologist as well as an honorary Ashbel Smith Professor at the Health Science Center, received a U.S. patent for the stent in 1988......more»

Headline News: Study: Early antiretroviral therapy crucial in treating HIV-1    
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

A new study of antiretroviral therapy conducted partly at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio shows promise for HIV-1 patients. Patients who had high levels of specialized immune cells and were treated within four months of the estimated infection had a stronger recovery than those who were treated later. Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D., from the UT Health Science Center is co-lead author of the study. .....more»

Headline News: HSC professor receives $1.99 million to develop CardioVol™    
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Startech has announced the investment of $1.99 million in Admittance Technologies Inc. by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. The investment is for the development and commercialization of an innovative technology platform, CardioVol™, which was developed at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio by Marc Feldman, M.D., a professor of medicine and engineering, and founder and CEO of Admittance Technologies......more»

Headline News: HSC community gives back during the holidays   
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The spirit of giving was strong this holiday season at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Along with the annual Gifts for Children campaign that provides toys for hospitalized children, there were many other demonstrations of generosity, including staff members adopting patient families, children giving to patients, patients giving to one another, and collections of clothing and food......more»

Headline News: Researchers find proteins that ‘brake,’ regulate seizures   
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013

Given that epilepsy impacts more than 2 million Americans, there is a pressing need for new therapies to prevent this disabling neurological disorder. New findings from the neuroscience laboratory of Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, published Dec. 20 in the high-impact scientific journal, <i>Neuron</i>, may provide hope......more»

Headline News: Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center expands services    
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013

Thanks to two generous gifts, patients who live with limited eyesight are receiving greater services in the expanded Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Practicing at the center are director Sandra Fox, O.D., Melanie Gonzalez, O.D., and occupational therapist Melva Pérez Andrews, OTR, CLVT, M.B.A......more»

Headline News: Study identifies promising new hepatitis C treatment   
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013

A study published this week in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> offers hope of an effective treatment for hepatitis C with fewer ill effects than interferon therapy, which has long been the standard of care. Fred Poordad, M.D., (pictured) and Eric Lawitz, M.D., clinical professors of medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, are authors of the study......more»

Headline News: Two elected to UT Academy of Health Science Education    
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sandra G. Adams, M.D., M.S., and John Rugh, Ph.D., (pictured) of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been elected to The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education. They are among 12 faculty members from UT System health science institutions elected to the academy this year......more»

Headline News: Patient navigation can speed breast cancer diagnosis   
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Extra support for patients, called “patient navigation,” can lead to faster diagnosis for Latinas after an abnormal mammogram result. The information comes from a new study by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR), part of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., is director of the IHPR......more»

Headline News: Dental School studying new dental unit waterline technology   
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Dental School at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received a $600,000 grant to continue studying a new technology to improve the quality of water used in treating dental patients. Nuala Porteous, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry is co-principal investigator of the four-year grant. .....more»

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