Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 01/06/06 Randy Urban said he wasn’t surprised by a survey that found most Texans support embryonic stem cell research. “I had that impression,” he said. Urban, chair of the department of internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, said he had spoken to many Texans on the topic during presentations around the state. “Everyone is always very positive, very supportive of this work,” he said. Results of a statewide survey released Wednesday indicate that 55 percent of Texans support embryonic stem cell research and 53 percent favor using federal funds to conduct it. “We hope that what this will allow is to garner more attention for this kind of research so that we can gain more support for it,” Urban said.