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Headline News: Registration extended for human anatomy summer workshop   
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Feb. 28 is the deadline for undergraduate students to apply to a human anatomy summer workshop for preprofessional students offered in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The course is for any student interested in pursuing a degree in a health profession......more»

Headline News: Carlisle Center for Bone & Mineral Imaging dedicated    
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

RAYO, The Daniel W. Carlisle Center for Bone & Mineral Imaging, was recently dedicated in the Department of Orthopaedics in memory of former department Chair Daniel W. Carlisle, M.D. The ceremony, attended by more than 40 people from various areas of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, celebrated Dr. Carlisle’s contributions to the university and profession of orthopaedics. .....more»

Headline News: School of Nursing graduates 120 bachelor’s-prepared nurses   
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

One hundred twenty students graduated recently with bachelor’s degrees from the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. President <em>ad interim</em> Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., congratulated the students and their families at the Dec. 20 ceremony, then thanked School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and the faculty for their exceptional accomplishments over the past few years. .....more»

Headline News: Biochemist Masters is TAMEST 2013 president-elect   
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D. (Hon.), has been named president-elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). The organization brings the state's top scientific, academic and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. Dr. Masters is the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: CTRC program to discuss environmental causes of cancer    
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

In a world full of chemicals and radiation, it’s easy to perceive that carcinogens are everywhere — in the air we breathe, in the phones we use, in the energy drinks we quaff. What’s true and what we can do to prevent cancer will be the themes of a free lecture Thursday night at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Mitochondria study yields surprising results on insulin, aging    
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

If findings of a new study in mice are any indication, it might be possible to fine-tune cellular powerhouses called mitochondria to increase insulin sensitivity, reduce body and fat mass, and even extend life. This could one day lead to novel treatments for type 2 diabetes and investigation into the biology of aging. Conducting this research are Deepa Sathyaseelan, Ph.D., (left) and Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D......more»

Headline News: HSC Mentors welcome youngsters through InspireU   
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Last week, 40 students from the Kipp Academy rode buses to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to meet a new friend. Waiting for them were 40 faculty and staff members who will be their mentors through the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) InspireU program......more»

Headline News: Study of roundworms yields potential clues in human aging   
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

You can learn a lot from studying a worm,” said Shane Rea, Ph.D., of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Rea (pictured) and postdoctoral fellow Robert Mishur, Ph.D., have been studying <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> — roundworms that reach a length of only 1/25th of an inch — to find clues of aging......more»

Headline News: Dr. Garza participates in Forbes Healthcare Summit   
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jaime R. Garza M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., a faculty member of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and local physician, was one of only three from Texas invited to participate in the “Forbes Healthcare Summit, Healthcare in the USA: Prescription for Change.” .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Palmaz named National Academy of Inventors fellow    
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been named a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his invention of the Palmaz Stent, a wire-mesh tube inserted into clogged arteries. Dr. Palmaz, a longtime radiologist as well as an honorary Ashbel Smith Professor at the Health Science Center, received a U.S. patent for the stent in 1988......more»

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