• UTMB Scientists Develop a Vaccine Against Nipah Virus

    Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch have developed a vaccine showing promising protection against Nipah virus, a zoonotic virus that has a mortality rate as high as 70 percent and that is considered to be a pathogen of pandemic potential. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • UTMB to Name Medical School to recognize $1 billion donor

    The University of Texas Medical Branch is naming its School of Medicine the John Sealy School of Medicine in honor of the 19th century Texas entrepreneur and philanthropist John Sealy and the foundation that was established decades after his death to continue his legacy of support. Over the past 100 years, The Sealy & Smith Foundation has contributed more than $1 billion to UTMB, one of the largest cumulative contributions in history to an American institution.

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    Study Reveals HPV Vaccine Impact on Anal Cancer

    In a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology, researchers found evidence that HPV vaccination is reducing the incidence of anal cancer among young adults in the US.

  • National Hospital Association Honors UTMB for COVID-19 Work

    America’s Essential Hospitals has recognized the University of Texas Medical Branch for its work to craft and continuously maintain a compendium of expert interpretive commentary regarding SARS-CoV-2 testing and a novel supporting technology that applies these comments and delivers them to physicians and patients.

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    UTMB Clear Lake treats first ruptured aneurysm

    A 72-year-old woman with a severe headache was treated Monday at University of Texas Medical Branch Clear Lake Hospital for a ruptured aneurysm – a first for the south Harris County hospital. “This represents a major milestone towards gaining comprehensive stroke center status,” said Dr. Peter Kan, chair of Department of Neurosurgery at UTMB.

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