Study explains how dengue virus adapts as it travels, increasing chances for outbreaks

July 6, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas – A researcher from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an integral member of a collaborative group that is the first to explain the mechanisms that the Dengue virus has developed to optimize its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to new places and revisits old ones. An early online version of this paper detailing the findings has recently been published in Science. Dengue virus has been spreading throughout warm regions of the world, prompting the virus to adapt to new environments. This diversification in viral strains has resulted in the development of strains that appear associated with greater potential for sparking epidemics. Several dengue outbreaks have occurred when new dengue strains emerged and displaced the native strains that the local population had already developed immunity against. Until now, the mechanisms governing how and why some viral strains are better suited for causing widespread disease has... more »

Six UTMB faculty members awarded top teaching award by UT System Board of Regents

Six UTMB faculty members awarded top teaching award by UT System Board of Regents

July 3, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas System Board of Regents awarded University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston faculty members with the top teaching prize in the UT System: the Regents’... more »

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Medical Discovery News - An unwelcome gift from gorillas

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 1, 2015

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog You probably know that AIDS, which has affected 79 million people and killed 39 million since 1981, is the result of HIV. What you may not know ... more »

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Beaumont students give back to Blocker Burn Unit

June 5, 2015

Debbie Oge’s life changed forever in October 2011 when she received a call that her husband, Gordon Oge, was in the burn unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He had suffered severe burns when his big rig careened off the road after a tire blew out near... more »

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UTMB aims to improve local adolescent HPV vaccine rates

February 20, 2015

Gynecologist awarded $1.4 million to implement project that will increase the number of adolescents receiving the HPV vaccine more »

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Medical Discovery News - An unwelcome gift from gorillas

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 1, 2015

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog You probably know that AIDS, which has affected 79 million people and killed 39 million since 1981, is the result of HIV. What you may not know is that there are several different types of this virus and they did not all come from the same source, making the... more »

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