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Thursday, July 18, 11:28am News HighlightsGrants/Research

The New York Times Magazine, July 16, 2013

A number of scientists say that boredom is one of the biggest threats to a manned Mars mission, despite the thrill inherent in visiting another planet. But because of the causes of chronic boredom, scientists say, research facilities in Antarctica might actually provide a better simulation of the... more »

Thursday, July 18, 11:18am News HighlightsGrants/Research

Science Daily, July 17, 2013

The ubiquity of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A led researchers to ask what it might be doing in publicly supplied, chlorinated drinking water. The answer: Chlorinated BPA has different, but no less profound effects on cell-signaling networks than unmodified BPA. “We found that... more »

Thursday, July 18, 11:15am News HighlightsGrants/Research

Healio, July 17, 2013

Women aged 45 years or younger treated with percutaneous coronary intervention had a nearly 20 percent risk for major adverse cardiovascular events at three years, driven largely by high rates of target vessel revascularization, according to study data published in the American Journal of... more »

Wednesday, July 17, 11:33am News ReleasesGrants/Research

Modified forms of bisphenol A found to alter hormone signaling in  new, disturbing ways For years, scientists have been worried about bisphenol A. The chemical is known as an “endocrine disruptor,” a substance that interferes with the body’s hormone signaling system, and... more »

Monday, July 8, 5:01pm News ReleasesGrants/Research

Facing a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, some states in recent years have eased up on regulations that create barriers for nurse practitioners who want to work as primary care providers. That easing of rules has had the intended effect. According to a new study by researchers at... more »

Wednesday, July 3, 5:17pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

New York Times, July 2, 2013

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for a fifth of all hospitalizations among people over age 75 — yet we hear surprisingly little about it. Why is that? “COPD has a stigma,” said Dr. Gulshan Sharma, director of pulmonary and critical care... more »

Thursday, June 27, 1:53pm News ReleasesGrants/Research

Having trouble getting motivated to exercise? Well, a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston behavioral-science researcher has come up with something that should get you off the couch and moving. Zombies. That’s right, the walking dead — as presented in a smartphone... more »

Tuesday, June 25, 12:50pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

Houston Chronicle (Health Zone), June 22, 2013

Continuing coverage: Ebola has become a steady source of fear in African countries. Outbreaks have flared up in Congo, in Uganda, in Gabon and elsewhere — and no one's found a treatment, a cure or a vaccine that works to stop it. But in a high-containment lab at UTMB, researchers have made a... more »

Wednesday, June 19, 4:36pm News ReleasesGrants/Research

Every year, more than 16,000 Americans die as a result of what’s known as an “aortic dissection” — a catastrophic rupture of the aorta, the body’s largest artery. Once thought to be a simple structural failure, aortic dissection is now understood to be caused by an... more »

Thursday, June 13, 10:12am News ReleasesGrants/Research

Work will focus on vaccine for Ebola and Marburg and immune response University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston associate professor Alexander Bukreyev has embarked on two major federally funded investigations into the Ebola and Marburg viruses. In the first, supported by a five-year $3.5... more »

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