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Monday, November 16, 4:04pm News ReleasesGrants/Research

The aorta, the body’s largest artery, stretches from the chest to below the kidneys, expanding and contracting with the pressure of blood driven directly into it by the heart. Although its walls are extraordinarily strong, like other blood vessels the aorta can sometimes develop bulges, called... more »

Thursday, November 12, 1:00pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

MedPage Today, November 11, 2009

A study by Curig Prys-Picard and colleagues of UTMB found that a treatment for asthma using radio frequency-induced heat improved quality of life in four of five patients. The findings were reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This treatment could... more »

Friday, November 6, 10:00am News HighlightsGrants/Research

Scienceline, November 5, 2009

Scienceline, Nov. 5, 2009 A study in the journal Diabetologia by UTMB researchers found that insulin might play an important role in sarcopenia, age-related muscled loss. Sarcopenia occurs in part because muscle tissue doesn’t respond properly to insulin. Although researchers found that... more »

Tuesday, November 3, 2:30am News HighlightsGrants/Research

Nature Medicine, October 2009 Biomedicine would be far easier if organisms were transparent. In 2007, a biologist created a transparent zebrafish and now more than 100 labs are using these fish to study cancer pathology and development in real time. Gracie Vargas, a biomedical engineer at UTMB,... more »

Friday, October 30, 1:53pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

First Science, Oct. 29, 2009 UTMB researchers have uncovered what they believe could be the major factor contributing to the SARS virus' virulence: The pathogen's use of a single viral protein to weaken host cell defenses by launching a "two-pronged" attack on cellular protein-synthesis... more »

Friday, October 30, 1:52pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

Psychiatric Services, November 2009 (cover date) Lead author Jacques Baillargeon and Amy Jo Harzke, of UTMB's Department of Preventive Medicine, and Gwen Baillargeon, of Correctional Managed Care, were among the authors of a retrospective study on parolees. They found that parolees suffering from... more »

Thursday, October 29, 11:54am News ReleasesGrants/Research

Ever since the previously unknown SARS virus emerged from southern China in 2003, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston virologists have focused on finding the source of the pathogen’s virulence — its ability to cause disease. In the 2003 epidemic, for example, between 5 and 10... more »

Wednesday, October 28, 12:46pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 27, 2009 Continuing to receive extensive national and international coverage is a recent study by UTMB metabolism researchers that shows that only about the first 30 grams of dietary protein consumed in a meal actually produce muscle. Similar articles also appear in Yahoo!... more »

Tuesday, October 27, 2:24pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

Popular Mechanics, November 2009 Using a centrifuge, NASA-supported researchers at UTMB spun eight volunteers for 60 minutes a day while another group of volunteers spent three weeks in bed to simulate the effects of zero gravity on protein synthesis. The spinners maintained normal rates of... more »

Tuesday, October 27, 2:23pm News HighlightsGrants/Research

Science Daily, Oct. 27, 2009 A recent study by UTMB metabolism researchers shows that only about the first 30 grams (just over one ounce) of dietary protein consumed in a meal actually produce muscle. The study also suggests practical ways to both improve American eating patterns and reduce muscle... more »

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