From patient to researcher, Dr. Jana Rocker comes full circle with cancer
When you meet Dr. Jana Rocker, you can't help but notice the empty left sleeve of her white coat tucked neatly into her pocket.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014
TX: Officials Ponder Return of Galveston Trolleys
The fate of the Galveston trolley system, wrecked by Hurricane Ike, is anything but certain as enthusiasm for its return meets skepticism about its cost.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
19 arrested as Galveston police use pepper spray to disperse Mardi Gras crowd
Police tossed pepper spray canisters into a Mardi Gras crowd early Sunday that refused to clear Galveston streets at closing time, according to the Galveston Police Department .
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Painful disease spread by mosquitoes will likely spread to Texas
A painful disease spread by mosquitoes has been reported in the Americas and will likely spread into Texas, says Centers for Diseas Control.
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Galveston: Blood Drive for HPD Officer
The University of Texas Medical Branch Mobile Blood Bank will be at the following locations on the listed dates and times: * March 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the HPOU Hall - 1600 State Street Houston, Texas - Contact Person: Krystal Larue 832-200-3432 Fax: 832-200-3485 * March 8 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Galveston Police Department 601 54th ... (more)
Tue Feb 25, 2014
HIV: New Findings May Lead to Disease Prevention in Women
The Oak Crest team, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the City of Hope, is performing one of the most comprehensive studies to date on the physiological make up of the vaginal tract and the possibility that vaginally-administered antiviral agents may reduce the risk of acquiring HIV and HSV .
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Sovereign Immunity: It's not so good to be the subject
On May 2, 2010, Londyn R'Mani Dickerson, the infant daughter of Rakisha Dickerson died from complications of a streptococcus infection.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Houston lands lion's share of CPRIT grants
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded six grants through its product development program and 11 grants through its research program on Feb. 19, with a number of Houston-area institutions picking up substantial new funding.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Human lung made in lab for first time
Scientists have created human lungs in a lab, and Joan Nichols, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch, couldn't be happier.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
First-Ever Lab-Grown Lungs
Medical researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have announced the development of the first-ever human lungs grown in a laboratory.
Medical News Today
Human lungs successfully grown in a lab for the first time
Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have succeeded in growing human lungs in the laboratory, using components from the lungs of deceased children.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The Town Talk
A moment of sexting may affect relationships later on
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Sexting's effects may linger long after a parent deletes a racy photo from a child's phone.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Scientists grow human lungs in a laboratory for the first time - but...
Man discovers local Walmart employee he'd known almost 25 YEARS is his SISTER after being shown her photograph from one of his other four estranged siblings Heartbreak for the holiday weekend! Northeast braces for another dose of thundersleet with more than 2,000 flights canceled, snow-clogged streets and 1.2million without power Bullied teen ... (more)
Dallas Morning News
5 new delicious flavors to try in Galveston
Spring break in Galveston means making a beeline for your longtime favorite restaurant - maybe Gaido's, Benno's or Olympia Grill.
Human Lung Made In Lab For First Time
For the first time, scientists have created human lungs in a lab - an exciting step forward in regenerative medicine, but an advance that likely won't help patients for many years.
Scientists successfully grow first lab-grown human lungs
If you listen closely, you can hear the air moving in and out of the working lungs that University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston scientists grew in a lab.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Hospital readmission rate varies following care at rehabilitation facility
Among rehabilitation facilities providing services to Medicare fee-for-service patients, 30-day hospital readmission rates vary, from about 6 percent for patients with lower extremity joint replacement to nearly 20 percent for patients with debility , according to a study in the February 12 issue of JAMA .
Medical News Today
Diagnostic test developed for cryptosporidiosis diarrheal disease
Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a simple, highly sensitive and efficient test for the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis that could have great impact on global health.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
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More on Texas Left Me Out
Members of the coalition pointed to two different studies that estimate that thousands of uninsured Texans with chronic conditions are likely to die as a result of not expanding Medicaid.