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sleep apnea

Small device helps sleep apnea sufferers in a big way

Paul McLornan, B.D.S., assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, is the lead investigator of an 18-month study involving sleep apnea patients at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie Murphy Division. Researchers used an oral appliance called the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) to treat those suffering from moderate to severe sleep apnea. “What […]

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Home-grown health pros

Home-grown health pros

South Texas prepares professionals to serve its own He likes to say that he was the first medical resident to graduate from the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen. Three other residents graduated alongside Nolan Perez, M.D., in that first class back in 2004, but he jokingly claims the distinction as the first to cross […]

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UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, uthscsa, monument

Health Science Center tops $200 million in external funding

For the first time in its history, the Health Science Center has eclipsed the $200 million mark in grants, contracts and other awards. Despite increasing competition for research dollars awarded by federal agencies, the Health Science Center experienced a jump of 28 percent in funding from the National Institutes of Health during the 2008 state […]

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leukemia research, ctrc

CTRC receives $150,000 grant for leukemia research

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has been awarded a $150,000 grant from LeukemiaTexas to develop novel therapies for patients with leukemia who do not benefit from existing treatments. Francis Giles, M.D., deputy director of the CTRC and director of the CTRC’s Institute for Drug Development, […]

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