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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Inside UTMB: UTMB forges ahead

Galveston County Daily NewsNovember 21, 2014

News in this week’s Inside UTMB column: The American Burn Association Burn Center Verification Committee has approved the UTMB Blocker Burn Unit for reverification as an adult... 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 »


VaccineSmarts-Frightening diseases reveal growing pains in medicine

Galveston County Daily NewsNovember 19, 2014

By Richard Rupp and Bridget Hawkins Dear VaccineSmarts, The media is abuzz with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Ebola. Why are there so many frightening diseases going around? Are we close to having vaccines for these diseases? Tyson League City Dear... more »

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