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    SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes, UTMB researchers find

    The findings could help explain symptoms that some men with COVID-19 have reported and have important implications for men’s health

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    UTMB awarded $11.3 million for new studies on Ebola

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded a $11.3 Million, multi-year grant to study immunopathogenesis of Ebola, and in particular to determine why cells infected with Ebola develop “immune system paralysis”

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    Frustration is an additional factor of addiction based on studies with rats

    UTMB focused on drug addiction research have pioneered a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

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New Report Reveals Critical Gaps in Texas Domestic Violence Services

A report published today highlights major gaps in community service provision to children exposed to domestic violence and their survivor parents across Texas. The report, released by the University of Texas Medical Branch, Center for Violence Prevention and the Texas Institute Child & Family Wellbeing at UT Austin (TXICFW), shows domestic violence and child welfare agencies do not have the resources to provide survivors with consistent housing, childcare, and counseling services.

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New laboratory study of five ebola vaccines provides data on features and functions of vaccine protection

A new study published in Science Translational Medicine reports on the Ebola vaccine-mediated protection of five mucosal vaccine vectors based on the human and avian paramyxoviruses. The study comprehensively characterized the antibody response to each vaccine, identifying features and functions that were elevated in survivors and that could serve as vaccine correlates of protection.

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Statins can save lives only if patients take them

When John Davis collapsed on the basketball court, he knew he could have prevented it. He could have avoided the heart attack, the trip to the ER and the need for a stent to allow blood to once again flow freely from his heart to the rest of his body. Davis was healthy and in his twenties when doctors diagnosed him with a genetic condition that required him to take medication to lower his cholesterol. These medications, commonly known as statins, help patients avoid heart attacks and strokes by reducing bad cholesterol levels. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S.

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SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes, UTMB researchers find

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have found SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the testes of infected hamsters. The findings, published in the journal Microorganisms, could help explain symptoms that some men with COVID-19 have reported and have important implications for men’s health.

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Ribbon-cutting for renovated John Sealy Tower

The long-awaited renovation of the AB wing of John Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Campus will mark its completion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 3. Approximately 220,000 square feet were renovated across five different floors, which will house services for women, infants and children.

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UTMB scientists awarded $11.3 million for new studies on Ebola virus

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have been awarded an $11.3 Million, multi-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study immunopathogenesis of Ebola, and in particular to determine why cells infected with Ebola develop “immune system paralysis,” which inhibits immune response leads to hyper inflammation and allows the deadly infection to spread. The research will be led by Co-Principal Investigators Alexander Bukreyev, PhD., of UTMB’s Department of Pathology, and Mariano Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, Chair of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department.

New study looks at long-term outcomes and costs of high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment

A new research study leveraging a database from the largest equal access health system in the US, the Department of Veteran Affairs offers insight into the outcome of specific treatment patterns for advanced bladder cancer patients. Lead author Dr. Stephen Williams of the University of Texas Medical Branch says it is one of the first comprehensive studies looking at both the outcomes and the costs of treating a potentially lethal and devastating type of bladder cancer.