One of the worst aspects of the hepatitis C virus is its persistence. UTMB researchers working with scientists at UT-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have discovered a key tactic the hepatitis C virus uses to evade immune defenses.
UTMB gastroenterologist Manoop Bhutani uses the new technology of endoscopic ultrasound as an alternative to surgery. He's also one of the few experts in this emerging field.
One of Texas' first victims of West Nile virus helped UTMB researchers produced a vivid profile of the disease's progression.
Maria-Adelaide Micci and P. Jay Pasricha want to implant stem cells into the muscles that control the stomach that will take the place of neurons that are not doing their jobs. Experiments in cell cultures and with rats and mice over the last three years suggest that they're on the right track.