UTMB researchers discover that brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity in humans

July 23, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control, higher insulin... more »

UTMB's Scott Weaver, expert on chikungunya, speaks about Texas outbreak

UTMB's Scott Weaver, expert on chikungunya, speaks about Texas outbreak

July 8, 2014

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first human case of chikungunya in Texas. Scott Weaver, scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, is the foremost expert for this... more »

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What these STEM college women are doing this summer

Huffington PostJuly 17, 2014

Rebecca Rubinstein is a biology and Spanish major at Wellesley College. She is spending her summer in La Romana, Dominican Republic, as a Center for Tropical Diseases Research Fellow... more »

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Construction improves UTMB’s hurricane readiness

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 22, 2014

By India Ogazi  The University of Texas Medical Branch is in the midst of the biggest construction project in its 123-year history, to strengthen the institution in the event of another major storm.  “The construction is about becoming better and more resilient,” said... more »

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UTMB researchers discover that brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity in humans

July 23, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar... more »

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Medical Discovery News - A simple test for Alzheimer’s

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 22, 2014

Medical Discovery News - A simple test for Alzheimer’s By  Norbert Herzog and David Niesel If you could take a test that would determine whether you would develop an incurable, degenerative and fatal illness, would you? Or would you rather not know, choosing to remain blissfully... more »

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