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Ebola haemorrhagic fever in west Africa
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, May. 1, 2014
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever that began in mid-March in Guinea has killed 86 people in the country, as...
5 things you do that may make spring allergies worse
Today.com, Apr. 20, 2014
While the spring months bring warmer temperatures and longer hours of sunshine, they also bring about seasonal...
Medical Discovery News: Everyday people are often abusers
Abilene Reporter-News, Apr. 22, 2014
In this week’s Medical Discovery News by UTMB’s David Niesel and Norbert Herzog: America is facing an...
A visit with Dr. Wissam Khalife
Guidry News, Apr. 21, 2014
Guidry News Service recently visited with UTMB’s Dr. Wissam Khalife, currently the interim director of the...
Inside UTMB: Jim Kelly internship applications due
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 22, 2014
News in this week’s Inside UTMB column: The UTMB James Perry Kelly Summer Science Writing Internship —...

UTMB News Releases

UTMB School of Nursing celebrates 2014 commencement
Wednesday, Apr 23 - 127th class to graduate from state’s first nursing school The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch will hold its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. on April 25, at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. The ceremony will recognize the... more »
Researchers identify link between fetal growth and risk of stillbirth
Tuesday, Apr 22 - For a high-resolution photo of Dr. Radek Bukowski, click here Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network have identified a link between stillbirth and either restricted or excessive fetal growth. Findings from the study are online in... more »
UTMB study seeks to engage community in medical ethics issues
Monday, Apr 21 - Suppose there are two medical treatments for a disease. The scientific evidence says they both work the same. But one costs four times as much as the other. Should insurers pay for both treatments, and leave doctors and patients to decide between them which they want? Or should insurers pay only... more »
International research group recognizes UTMB experts
Tuesday, Apr 15 - Murphy and Ksiazek honored for their contributions to the study of deadly diseases The global experts who study the deadliest infectious diseases recognized the contributions of Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch, with a Lifetime... more »
UTMB first hospital in Texas to receive Gold American Heart Association Award
Friday, Apr 11 -   GALVESTON, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first hospital in Texas* to receive the Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award signifies that UTMB has reached an... more »
Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV
Thursday, Mar 27 -   GALVESTON, Texas – Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with “good and bad” bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect... more »
Pioneering Research at UTMB Leads to New Vaccine Candidates for Lethal Food Poisoning Bacteria
Monday, Mar 24 - Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) are the first to use a combination of genomics and immunoinformatics approaches that could lead to vaccines against a dangerous bacterial pathogen commonly transmitted through contaminated beef. These findings are especially timely as new... more »
UTMB researchers discover a way to potentially slow down Alzheimer’s
Wednesday, Mar 19 - Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau. Normally, tau protein is involved in microtubule formation, which acts as a brain cell’s transportation... more »


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