UTMB scientists find marker that predicts changes in cholesterol levels as people grow older

November 19, 2014

It’s known that cholesterol levels typically rise as people age and that high cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. What’s less known is that cholesterol levels begin to decline the... more »

UTMB prepared to help Texas fight Ebola

UTMB prepared to help Texas fight Ebola

November 17, 2014

What if Ebola patients came here?  In an editorial written by Galveston County Daily News Editor, Heber Taylor, discusses what likely would happen if a patient with a deadly virus were brought to... more »

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Editorial: Too-Ebola focused

Houston ChronicleNovember 24, 2014

It only makes sense to invest in efforts to stop Ebola at its source, in the impoverished African nations where it continues to spread. But, we also need to be investing in efforts to... 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 »

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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 »


Medical Discovery News-Research sheds new light on autism

Galveston County Daily NewsNovember 25, 2014

By Norbert Herzog and David Niesel Based on statistics, you probably know someone with a form of autism. Autism rates in America grew by 30 percent from 2008-2010 and have doubled since 2000. Now, one in 68 8-year-olds are diagnosed with autism. On average, one child in each grade of every... more »

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