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Erzsebet Kokovay, Ph.D., is studying neural stem cells to understand how they might be used to repair the brain, especially as we age. She is an assistant professor of cellular and structural biology.Chih-Ko Yeh, B.D.S., Ph.D., is studying the glands that produce saliva to determine whether stem cells might regenerate the glands of patients that are destroyed due to radiation treatment.As interim director of the <a href=http://gccri.uthscsa.edu/>Greehey Childrenís Cancer Research Center</a>, <a href= http://gccri.uthscsa.edu/GTomlinson.asp>Gail Tomlinson, M.D., Ph.D.</a>, oversees the Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer in All South Texas (GRACIAS Texas) Program. GRACIAS provides free genetic risk assessments for eligible individuals in San Antonio, Laredo and the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S., developed the free, online Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI). The inventory can identify overlooked sensitivities to chemicals in the environment.Suwal Dangol (left) and Tomekia Starling learn how difficult it is to stretch their budgets as participants in the School of Nursingís poverty simulation. Both students are earning Master of Science in Nursing degrees and are working towards Family Nurse Practitioner certification.Disappointment and frustration are emotions many of the nursing students experienced during the poverty simulation. Fourth-year nursing student Brian Machi (left) and Cynthia Calvillo, who is earning her masterís degree, participated in the exercise simulating the lives of patients experiencing poverty.
Liqin Du, Ph.D., has developed a novel screening technique that will help scientists devise new targeted therapies for children with neuroblastoma.A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D., has already seen good results with an extract made from Amur cork tree bark in clinical trials for prostate cancer. His newest paper shows promise in fighting pancreatic and possibly other cancers.Bark from the Amur cork tree (<em>Phellodendron amurense</em>) has been used for centuries to treat stomach aches, dysentery and kidney problems.
 

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