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A daily digest of news stories spotlighting the great work taking place at UTMB.
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Keeping Kids Healthy: Children can have OTC acetaminophen, NSAIDs
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 23, 2014
In this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: Your child has a fever,...
UTMB to offer free oral cancer screenings
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 24, 2014
UTMB’s Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants will offer free oral cancer screenings in observance of the 17th...
UTMB nursing school graduation set for Friday
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 24, 2014
The School of Nursing at UTMB will hold its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday at Moody Gardens Convention...
12,000 patient rehab study results announced
Orthopedics This Week, Apr. 22, 2014
Advanced rehab after knee replacement surgery provides long-term benefits to those who receive it, according to a...
Health: What’s going around
KPRC-TV (Ch. 2, Houston), Apr. 23, 2014 - (Link unavailable)
UTMB’s Dr. Patricia Rogers shares what she and fellow pediatricians are seeing in their clinics this week,...

UTMB News Releases

UTMB School of Nursing celebrates 2014 commencement
Wednesday, Apr 23 - 127th class to graduate from state’s first nursing school The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch will hold its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. on April 25, at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. The ceremony will recognize the... more »
Researchers identify link between fetal growth and risk of stillbirth
Tuesday, Apr 22 - For a high-resolution photo of Dr. Radek Bukowski, click here Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network have identified a link between stillbirth and either restricted or excessive fetal growth. Findings from the study are online in... more »
UTMB study seeks to engage community in medical ethics issues
Monday, Apr 21 - Suppose there are two medical treatments for a disease. The scientific evidence says they both work the same. But one costs four times as much as the other. Should insurers pay for both treatments, and leave doctors and patients to decide between them which they want? Or should insurers pay only... more »
International research group recognizes UTMB experts
Tuesday, Apr 15 - Murphy and Ksiazek honored for their contributions to the study of deadly diseases The global experts who study the deadliest infectious diseases recognized the contributions of Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch, with a Lifetime... more »
UTMB first hospital in Texas to receive Gold American Heart Association Award
Friday, Apr 11 -   GALVESTON, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first hospital in Texas* to receive the Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award signifies that UTMB has reached an... more »
Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV
Thursday, Mar 27 -   GALVESTON, Texas – Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with “good and bad” bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect... more »
Pioneering Research at UTMB Leads to New Vaccine Candidates for Lethal Food Poisoning Bacteria
Monday, Mar 24 - Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) are the first to use a combination of genomics and immunoinformatics approaches that could lead to vaccines against a dangerous bacterial pathogen commonly transmitted through contaminated beef. These findings are especially timely as new... more »
UTMB researchers discover a way to potentially slow down Alzheimer’s
Wednesday, Mar 19 - Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau. Normally, tau protein is involved in microtubule formation, which acts as a brain cell’s transportation... more »


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