If you’re over 60, drink up: alcohol associated with better memory

October 22, 2014

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland found that for people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated... more »

UTMB researchers uncover powerful new class of weapons in the war on cancer

UTMB researchers uncover powerful new class of weapons in the war on cancer

October 21, 2014

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have identified small molecules that can represent a new class of anticancer drugs... more »

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Do you have what it takes to go into space? (probably)

Wall Street Journal October 29, 2014

Besides Space Adventures, Virgin Galactic and XCOR are the other main ventures focused specifically on taking passengers to space. Ultimately, the physical preparation is as much about... more »


Stop, Drop & Roll to help isle’s Blocker Burn Unit

Galveston County Daily NewsSeptember 29, 2014

By Maureen Balleza, UTMB When Sandy Montelongo emcees the Stop, Drop & Roll race to benefit the patients and families of the Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she knows just what this means for them. She is a burn survivor herself. In a tragic case of abuse, at... more »

Grants / Research

UTMB receives $5.7 million grant to develop research network

September 26, 2014

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been awarded a $5.7 million grant and been named the lead institution for a University of Texas System collaboration to enhance research and biomedical... more »


Keeping Kids Healthy-Smoke alarms dramatically raise fire survival rate

Galveston County Daily NewsOctober 29, 2014

By Sally Robinson October is fire prevention month. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. When a fire starts in a wooden home, the inhabitants often have no more than minutes to escape. Confusion about what to do... more »

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