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UTMB study seeks to engage community in medical ethics issues
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 15, 2014 - (Link unavailable)
Suppose there are two medical treatments for a disease. The scientific evidence says they both work the same. But...
Keeping Kids Healthy: How to spot colds, flu, strep throat in your child
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 16, 2014
In the latest Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: School-aged youths have six to...
Hiring Red, White & You! places vets in medical field
Houston Chronicle, Apr. 18, 2014
The Texas Medical Center started an initiative to hire veterans that has gone statewide. UTMB, which also will be...
Dollars for doctors
KRGV-TV (Weslaco), Apr. 17, 2014
Some Rio Grande Valley doctors get thousands of dollars in cash, and other forms of payment, from pharmaceutical...
Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer
Science Daily, Apr. 17, 2014
Researchers at UTMB are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should...

UTMB News Releases

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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