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The web site and Medical Discovery News radio program (Program) are made possible by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) as a community service and are intended to advance UTMB's mission of providing scholarly teaching, innovative scientific investigation, and state-of-the-art patient care in a learning environment to better the health of society and its commitment to the discovery of new innovative biomedical and health services knowledge leading to increasingly effective and accessible health care for the citizens of Texas.

All information provided on the web site and in the Program is for informational purposes only and is not intended for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional. Any information obtained by participating as a web site visitor or program listener is not intended to and should not be considered to constitute medical advice. Thoughts and opinions expressed on the Program or on the website are those of the authors or guests and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UTMB. The provision of links to other websites is not to be construed as written or implied sponsorship or endorsement of such websites by UTMB.

If you have any concerns with the website or linked websites or with the Program, please contact Dr. David Niesel and/or Dr. Norbert Herzog at or write to:

David Niesel, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1050

Norbert K. Herzog, PhD
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1908


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