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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...

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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.

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2010-04-05 14:55:00

The gentle touch of a lesion on the tongue or cheek with a brush can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques.

2010-04-02 09:18:04

If research results continue to be repeated and are turned into clinical trials, a drug already approved for some uses could be marshaled — sooner than we expect — to prevent Alzheimer's disease in humans and improve health to the end of life.

2010-02-25 08:14:22

Rapamycin, a drug that keeps the immune system from attacking transplanted organs, may have another exciting use: fighting Alzheimer's disease.

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2010-02-10 15:26:03

When we put an idea on the back burner, it goes into a processing area of the brain called the default-mode network.

2010-02-05 13:54:29

A novel finding, described today (Feb. 4) on the Science Express Web site by teams from the National Cancer Institute, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Toronto, offers a clue as to how genes can have what you might call multiple personalities.

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2009-11-29 08:30:00

A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa has begun charming scientists around the world.

2009-10-21 08:08:49

Twenty years of screening for breast and prostate cancer – the most diagnosed cancer for women and men – have not brought the anticipated decline in deaths from these diseases, argue experts from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in an opinion piece published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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2009-08-23 13:14:57

A cellular molecule that not only can sense two common respiratory viruses but also can direct cells to mount a defense has been identified by microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.