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Thursday Apr 17 | Science Blog

Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended.

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Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Health, Colorectal Health, Oncology, Colon Cancer

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Family Badge

Pennies From Heaven - A Guest Column

Yesterday it was raining so I sat down at my desk and went back and checked on some unclaimed property with the state of Texas comptroller's office.

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Related Topix: Texas, Galveston County, TX, League City, TX

Tue Apr 15, 2014

EurekAlert!

International research group recognizes UTMB experts

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 Achievement Award at the 6th annual International Symposium on Filoviruses.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Galveston, TX, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Galveston doctors documented 3,000 injuries from April 1947 Texas City blast

This week 67 years ago, tons of ammonium nitrate blew up in Texas City; two Galveston doctors cataloged 3,000 casualties.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX, Galveston, TX, Explosion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Reuters

Pregnancy effects of inflammatory bowel disease may vary

Some forms of inflammatory bowel disease are a bigger threat to pregnancy than others, suggests a large new U.S. analysis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colitis, Health, Ulcerative Colitis, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Crohn's Disease

Wed Apr 09, 2014

KETK

Local living legend shares her success of becoming a doctor

Becoming a doctor has always been in the blood of 92-year-old Marjorie Ferrell Roper.

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Related Topix: Texas

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Scientific American

Could RNA Drugs Defeat Ebola Virus?

At first, people infected with the Ebola virus appear to have the flu - fever, chills, muscle aches.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Judge Won't Dismiss Inmate Death Lawsuit

More discovery is needed to determine whether Texas prison officials are liable for an inmate's death from heat stroke, a federal judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas, Criminal Justice

Examiner.com

Resources for those with STDs

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are about 20 million new STD infections each year in the United States, which totals 16 million in medical costs.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine

Mon Mar 31, 2014

BioSpace

Good Bacteria That Protects Against HIV Identified, Study

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 women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Related Topix: Texas, Galveston, TX

Broomfield Enterprise

Broomfield's Corgenix attempts 'front line of defense' against Ebola outbreak in West Africa

In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres , taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, health care workers from the organisation, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea.

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Related Topix: Broomfield, CO

India Talkies

Good bacteria that protects against HIV identified - Indiatalkies.com

Washington, Mar 31: By growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with "good and bad" bacteria, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston think that they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Home

ATSU-KCOM names 2014 commencement speaker

A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced that Tarah L. Castleberry, DO, MPH, '98, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 178th commencement.

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Related Topix: Kirksville, MO, Science / Technology, Space

Fri Mar 28, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV

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 women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Wed Mar 26, 2014

WebWire

Virginia Opipare to Join Health Start Partners

Health Start Partners welcomes new Associate Partner Virginia Opipare. As a 25+ year healthcare veteran, Opipare brings significant experience leading academic and tertiary medical centers, sub-specialty hospitals, and start-up firms to the group.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY

Mon Mar 24, 2014

MedicineNet

Brain Cancer

Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Virginia

Medical News Today

A way discovered to potentially slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease

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.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Texas

Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Medical students matched with residency programs

Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer Commonwealth Medical College student Jared Potts, 29, of Senecaville, Ohio, holds his 8A1 2-month-old daughter, June, during Match Day on Friday at the Scranton college.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University

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