Latest University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Stories

2011-09-25 07:00:00

Gloydian Cruz, MD is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A graduate of Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, Dr. Cruz completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) September 25, 2011 SpinePain & Orthopedic Injury Center of Clearwater, Florida is pleased to announce that Gloydian Cruz, M.D. has joined our practice. Gloydian Cruz, MD is...

2011-05-03 22:52:22

Since the 1930s scientists have proposed food restriction as a way to extend life in mice. Though feeding a reduced-calorie diet has indeed lengthened the life spans of mice, rats and many other species, new studies with dozens of different mouse strains indicate that food restriction does not work in all cases. Diet and fat loss Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio's Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, with colleagues at the University of Colorado, studied...

2011-02-25 22:56:01

Research offers potential for new diabetes diagnostic test The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is a core defect in diabetes. Scientists in Italy and Texas now have discovered a new way that these cells die "” by toxic imbalance of a molecule secreted by other pancreatic cells. "Our study shows that neighboring cells called alpha cells can behave like adversaries for beta cells. This was an unexpected finding," said Franco Folli, M.D., Ph.D., professor of...

2011-02-15 07:30:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Trauma Institute (NTI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing death and disability related to trauma injury, and the associated costs, distributed $2.5 million in research grants this month. The grants go to nine researchers seeking to answer important questions related to an array of medical complications resulting from traumatic injury. Study subjects range from blood transfusion using fresh whole blood to...

2011-01-21 15:48:00

Simulations Program Encourages Patient Safety, Teamwork across Health Professions MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded a $2,912,751 grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to fund its "Promoting Patient Safety Through Teamwork-Focused Interdisciplinary Simulations Program." Vicky Gregg, CEO for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will provide UTHSC Chancellor Steve J....

2010-11-22 08:10:00

What prompts normal cells to transform themselves into cancerous cells? Researchers from Texas institutions, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have identified factors in the very first step of the process and reconstituted this first step in the test tube. The latter accomplishment was reported Sunday [Nov. 21] in the top-tier journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The DNA molecule "” the elegant, twin-stranded necklace of life in all cells "” gets...

2010-07-21 12:53:04

A long-standing question in bone biology has been answered: It is the spindly extensions of bone cells that sense mechanical stimulation and signal the release of bone-growth factors, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The study, reported this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, offers an important clue for developing therapies to treat the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis and bone...

2010-05-28 10:27:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John DeVincenzo, MD, professor and researcher in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has proven for the first time that a totally new concept in drug design can be used to treat human disease. Dr. DeVincenzo, who also serves as a children's infectious diseases specialist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, conducted his study at the Children's Foundation...

2010-05-21 15:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The SCOOTER Store is supporting the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, believing that teaching ethics and humanitarian values to future doctors and health professionals will encourage compassionate care for the nation's elderly. "The long-term goal of The SCOOTER Store is to create an opportunity for every American senior to live their entire life safely and confidently at home," said Mike...

2010-04-27 11:00:00

The body creates a fatty acid similar to capsaicin - the ingredient that makes chili peppers taste hot - at the site of pain, and blocking its production could lead to a new generation of painkillers, according to researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. "Nearly everyone will experience persistent pain at some point in their lifetime," Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves, the lead researcher and the chair of the Department of Endodontics in the Dental School at the UT...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'