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    Unlocking the mysteries of cell communication

    January 14, 2020, 01:10 AM by Donna Ramirez

    Researchers have described for the first time how the virus disables T-cells, an important line of immune defense, thus rendering the infected person less able to combat the disease.

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    Research Briefs

    January 13, 2020, 01:10 AM by UTMB Media Relations Team

    A collection of news and updates compiled from press releases written by Donna Ramirez, Kurt Koopmann and Christopher Smith Gonzalez. Find out more at www.utmb.edu/newsroom.

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    Unlocking the mysteries of cell communication

    October 26, 2019, 01:10 AM by Donna Ramirez

    UTMB researchers and their colleagues in South Korea have unlocked mysteries surrounding how a pregnant mother’s cells and her fetus’ cells communicate throughout pregnancy.

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    Research Briefs

    October 23, 2019, 01:10 AM by UTMB Media Relations Team

    A collection of news and updates compiled from press releases written by Donna Ramirez, Kurt Koopmann and Christopher Smith Gonzalez. Find out more at www.utmb.edu/newsroom.

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    Combating muscle loss in space

    September 16, 2019, 01:10 AM by Donna Ramirez

    A NEW UTMB STUDY has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced-gravity conditions during space flight missions and has uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize muscle loss for individual space travelers.

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    Networking to improve global health

    October 8, 2018, 20:15 PM by Jessica Wyble

    Aiming to get ahead of the rising threat posed by infectious disease and further UTMB’s mission to improve the health of the people of Texas and beyond, UTMB’s Dr. Peter Melby has been working diligently with his colleagues in the Department of Internal Medicine to organize and guide the efforts of the Global Infectious Disease Research Network, an initiative funded by the Office of the Provost.

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    An Alzheimer's Discovery

    September 7, 2018, 20:15 PM by Donna Ramirez

    A new UTMB study has uncovered why some people who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s disease never develop the classic dementia that others do. The study is now available in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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    UTMB researchers successfully transplant bioengineered lung

    August 20, 2018, 20:15 PM by Donna Ramirez

    A UTMB research team has bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs with no medical complications. In 2014, Dr. Joan Nichols and Dr. Joaquin Cortiella were the first research team to successfully bioengineer human lungs in a lab.

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    An Ebola Breakthrough

    June 6, 2018, 20:15 PM by Donna Ramirez

    A new collaborative study has identified Ebola antibodies that could be used to design universal therapeutics that are effective against many different Ebola species. The findings were recently published in Nature Microbiology.

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    Shining new light on halting the progression of Alzheimer's disease

    March 19, 2018, 19:16 PM by Donna Ramirez

    A light that is barely visible to the human eye could be the key to stopping the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s disease. A new UTMB study shows that using near infrared light on the heads of mice can effectively reduce vulnerability to the damaging effects of a toxic chemical in the brain known to be involved with the onset of Alzheimer’s.

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    UTMB establishes institute to lead research, development of vaccines

    February 23, 2018, 16:20 PM by Raul Reyes

    Vaccine research and development will expand at UTMB with the creation of the Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences. The institute, supported by The Sealy & Smith Foundation and approved by The University of Texas System, will help fund and further guide the development of preventive and therapeutic vaccines at UTMB.

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    Research Briefs

    February 23, 2018, 16:20 PM by User Not Found

    UTMB’s Dr. Scott Weaver was named as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors and will be inducted into the academy on April 5, 2018 during its annual conference in Washington, D.C. Weaver, globally recognized for his expertise in mosquito-borne diseases, is the director of the UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity and scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory.

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    Research Briefs

    January 25, 2018, 13:30 PM by Donna Ramirez

    Scientists at UTMB have discovered a promising developing drug that has been shown to selectively shrink excess fat by increasing fat cell metabolism. The drug significantly reduces body weight and blood cholesterol levels without lowering food intake in obese mice.