UTMB researchers receive over $6 million to develop treatment for deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses

July 31, 2014

GALVESTON, Texas — University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers continue to lead the way in infectious disease research. Virologist Alex Bukreyev, professor of pathology at UTMB, has been awarded two National... more »

UTMB School of Nursing grant proving win-win

UTMB School of Nursing grant proving win-win

July 28, 2014

Connecting medically fragile children with next-gen health care professionals In Texas, Child Protective Services is divided into 11 regions with a nurse overseeing the cases of children considered “medically... more »

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In treating Ebola, doctors have only containment, not yet a cure

National Public RadioJuly 31, 2014

What treatments can be offered to those who are sick currently? UTMB’s Tom Geisbert says, “Right now the main care is just general supportive care, so replacement of... more »


Construction improves UTMB’s hurricane readiness

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 22, 2014

By India Ogazi  The University of Texas Medical Branch is in the midst of the biggest construction project in its 123-year history, to strengthen the institution in the event of another major storm.  “The construction is about becoming better and more resilient,” said... more »

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UTMB researchers discover that brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity in humans

July 23, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar... more »


Keeping Kids Healthy - Insect bites, stings cause problems for children

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 30, 2014

Keeping Kids Healthy By Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly Summer is here and with it comes warm weather, more daylight and bugs. Many insects have bites or stings that can cause problems, but what is the difference between a bite and a sting? Venomous insects inject painful, toxic... more »

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