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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»

Headline News: Study: Early antiretroviral therapy crucial in treating HIV-1    
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

A new study of antiretroviral therapy conducted partly at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio shows promise for HIV-1 patients. Patients who had high levels of specialized immune cells and were treated within four months of the estimated infection had a stronger recovery than those who were treated later. Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D., from the UT Health Science Center is co-lead author of the study. .....more»

Headline News: HSC professor receives $1.99 million to develop CardioVol™    
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Startech has announced the investment of $1.99 million in Admittance Technologies Inc. by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. The investment is for the development and commercialization of an innovative technology platform, CardioVol™, which was developed at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio by Marc Feldman, M.D., a professor of medicine and engineering, and founder and CEO of Admittance Technologies......more»

Headline News: HSC community gives back during the holidays   
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The spirit of giving was strong this holiday season at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Along with the annual Gifts for Children campaign that provides toys for hospitalized children, there were many other demonstrations of generosity, including staff members adopting patient families, children giving to patients, patients giving to one another, and collections of clothing and food......more»

Headline News: Researchers find proteins that ‘brake,’ regulate seizures   
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013

Given that epilepsy impacts more than 2 million Americans, there is a pressing need for new therapies to prevent this disabling neurological disorder. New findings from the neuroscience laboratory of Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, published Dec. 20 in the high-impact scientific journal, <i>Neuron</i>, may provide hope......more»

Headline News: Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center expands services    
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013

Thanks to two generous gifts, patients who live with limited eyesight are receiving greater services in the expanded Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Practicing at the center are director Sandra Fox, O.D., Melanie Gonzalez, O.D., and occupational therapist Melva Pérez Andrews, OTR, CLVT, M.B.A......more»

Headline News: Study identifies promising new hepatitis C treatment   
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013

A study published this week in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> offers hope of an effective treatment for hepatitis C with fewer ill effects than interferon therapy, which has long been the standard of care. Fred Poordad, M.D., (pictured) and Eric Lawitz, M.D., clinical professors of medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, are authors of the study......more»

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