University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The University of Texas Branch at Galveston (UTMB) was established in 1891 and is a component of the University of Texas System. UTMB is a research and medical school and its hospital medical center is a Level 1 Trauma Center. UTMB serves the poor and cares for complex medical conditions with a particular expertise in burn treatment. UTMB is associated with the Shriner's Hospital for Children and cares for 80 percent of the Texas prison population. UTMB has one of two Biocontainment laboratories in the US. UTMB has approximately 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional license students. UTMB confers degrees in health related programs, biomedical programs, medical degrees and nursing degrees.

Address
3828 Ursuline St # 1 Galveston, TX 77550
Website
http://www.utmb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_Medical_Branch

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?

Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance.

Medical research

Researchers develop drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a study just ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Scientists gain new insight on triggers for preterm birth

A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight on a poorly-understood key player in the timing of labor and delivery. This new information brings ...

Health

Mental illness not to blame for gun violence study finds

Counter to a lot of public opinion, having a mental illness does not necessarily make a person more likely to commit gun violence. According to a new study, a better indicator of gun violence was access to firearms.

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