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Headline News: $1.2 million funds studies of Alzheimer’s cell biology   
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Two newly funded grants totaling $1.2 million will support studies of Alzheimer’s disease at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Principal investigator of the grants is Qitao Ran, Ph.D., an assistant professor of cellular and structural biology in the School of Medicine......more»

Headline News: Unlocking the mysteries of Conrad’s brain   
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Liz Tullis cradles her son, Conrad, and lays him gently down, stroking his feet for reassurance. He has to be relaxed — better yet, asleep — for magnetic resonance imaging. The 10-year-old has anoxic brain injury from a pool accident nine years ago. He is participating in an imaging study at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to better understand how these injuries affect the brain in order to maximize the children’s life skills. .....more»

Headline News: Screening program to test baby boomers for hepatitis C    
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hepatitis C virus appears to strike South Texas Hispanics disproportionately, and some persons are not diagnosed until the liver-harming infection is in its late stages. And statistics show that baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are at heightened risk. UT Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System have begun a Hepatitis C testing program based on new CDC guidelines. .....more»

Headline News: Bat flower research attracts biomedical investor    
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Promising new potential anti-cancer agents isolated at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have attracted the attention — and investment — of Dallas-based investment fund Remeditex Ventures, LLC. Remeditex recently inked a deal through South Texas Technology Management, a regional technology transfer office, to fund research on compounds derived from those in the bat flower plant......more»

Headline News: M.D.-Ph.D. scholars, STRF to benefit from Adler gift   
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A large group of M.D./Ph.D. students, San Antonio nursing students, UT Health Science Center faculty members and Baptist Health System officials gathered at the South Texas Research Facility (STRF) on Nov. 5 to celebrate $1.5 million in gifts. The gifts were from the estate of Laura A. Adler in memory of her husband, Harry F. Adler, M.D., Ph.D. .....more»

Headline News: Free lecture to support families caring for cancer patients   
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A cancer diagnosis can be life-changing, not only for patients, but also for their loved ones. Family members often help manage chores, finances, meals and more for the patient while trying to keep their own lives on track. Managing those pressures is the focus of a free public lecture on Nov. 8 at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Apply for Exito! training/internships by March 1   
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Applications are now available for the 2013 <i>Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training</i> program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Twenty master’s-level students and master’s-trained health professions from across the nation will be selected for the five-day institute June 3-7 in San Antonio. .....more»

Headline News: Children’s cardio-metabolic risk affected by activity level   
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just as a mingling of air masses and currents can create the perfect storm, the interaction of genetics and environment can create a perfect storm of cardio-metabolic risk in children. A study of more than 670 Mexican-American children, conducted by the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Texas Biomedical Research, found strong interactions between low- and high-physical-activity environments and children’s underlying genetic makeup......more»

Headline News: School of Nursing to host diversity summit Nov. 7   
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Texas Diversity Council are hosting the 2012 Greater San Antonio Healthcare Diversity Summit. The summit will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the School of Nursing’s Nancy Smith Hurd Auditorium......more»

Headline News: CTRC oncologist to lead statewide liver cancer trial   
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Devalingam Mahalingam, M.D., an oncologist at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is principal investigator of a Phase II study that will evaluate the a drug in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer. This is the first study to be launched by the Statewide Clinical Trials Network of Texas......more»

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