Zika virus mimics host’s immune system, triggering hosts body to attack itself

February 20, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – A research team from the U.S., Germany and Singapore, led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has uncovered evidence that parts of the Zika virus closely resemble parts of the host’s own im... more »

Ruben Puente named interim police chief at UTMB

January 30, 2018

Ruben Puente, assistant director of the University of Texas System Police Department, has been appointed interim chief of police for the University of Texas Medical Branch.  The appointment is effective today. Thomas Engells, UTMB police chief since 2010, died last week.  He was 59. Noting that the UTMB community was still mourning... more »

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Medical Discovery News: Where you live affects how long you live

Abilene Reporter NewsJanuary 25, 2018

In this week’s column, factors that impact a person’s average life expectancy are examined. There are parts of the county where the average life expectancy is much lower th... more »

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Oxidative stress produces damage linked with increased risk of preterm birth

September 20, 2017

GALVESTON, Texas – A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth. This study is currently available in The American Journal of Pathology. When a woman is pregnant, the... more »

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Zika virus mimics host’s immune system, triggering hosts body to attack itself

February 20, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – A research team from the U.S., Germany and Singapore, led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has uncovered evidence that parts of the Zika virus closely resemble pa... more »

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Cunningham to speak about opiods

Galveston County Daily NewsOctober 24, 2017

 Katherine Cunningham, director of UTMB’s Center for Addiction Research, is the featured speaker for the opening of the 2018 Health Policy Dialogues and Lecture series. Her presentation, “Opioids: Canary in the Coal Mine of Public Health,” is at noon Thursday in the Levin... more »

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