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Headline News: Epilepsy specialist coming to Eagle Pass Feb. 21   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Eagle Pass residents age 12 and older who have seizures can be seen by an epilepsy specialist as part of a new South Texas Epilepsy Clinic. The clinic is overseen by the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas and the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, and is funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. .....more»

Headline News: Low Vision Expo planned for Saturday, March 1   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Individuals with low vision and the people who help them with tasks of daily living are invited to the 16th Annual Low Vision Expo, set for Saturday, March 1, at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson. Sandra Fox, O.D., director of the Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of Texas, will be available to meet with attendees at 11 a.m. .....more»

Headline News: Researcher discovers new target for leukemia treatment   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Although there are potentially effective treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), they only work in 20 to 40 percent of cases. In a paper published Feb. 11 in <em>Leukemia</em>, a UT Health Science Center San Antonio researcher has pinpointed a protein that could play a key, previously unknown role in the development of AML — promising new information in the quest to treat and cure leukemias. .....more»

Headline News: New website cultivates healthy changes for Latino kids   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Want to fight Latino childhood obesity, but don’t know where to start or how you can make a change? Start at <em>Salud America! </em> Growing Healthy Change, a new website with Latino-focused resources and stories to promote healthy changes for Latino children. The website was created by em>SaludAmerica!</em>, based in the Institute for Health Promotion Research......more»

Headline News: 2014 Presidential Award winners honored Feb. 6   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

A scientist with not one but <em>five</em> National Cancer Institute R-O1 grants and a group dedicated to making work life fun were among the 19 individuals and one group honored Feb. 6 with Presidential Awards from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: New oral health building on track for mid-2015 completion   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and its general construction partner, J.T. Vaughn Construction LLC, held a tree-topping ceremony Feb. 13 to celebrate completion of the structure for the Dental School’s Center for Oral Health Care & Research. Among the speakers at the ceremony were Dental School Dean William Dodge, D.D.S......more»

Headline News: HSC Alert test planned for Friday, Feb. 14   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

A test of the HSC Alert system will be held Friday, Feb. 14. HSC Alert is the text and email notification system for emergencies and campus closures at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. .....more»

Headline News: Faculty PA earns emergency medicine specialty credential    
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ryan Bierle, PA-C, a physician assistant at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is one of only 108 certified physician assistants nationally to earn a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. There is a high demand for certified PAs due to health care reform......more»

Headline News: Low levels of pro-inflammatory agent help cognition in rats   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Although inflammation is frequently a cause of disease in the body, new research involving rodents indicates that a low level of a pro-inflammatory protein in the brain is necessary to recall past information and apply it to new situations. The unusual finding is published in the <em>Journal of Neuroscience</em>. Graduate student Jennifer Donegan is lead author of the study......more»

Headline News: Finding could explain age-related decline in motor function   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Scientists from the School of Medicine have found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age. In a study published in <em>The Journal of Neuroscience</em>, Ben Eaton, Ph.D., and graduate student Rebekah Mahoney report the first evidence that “set points” in the nervous system are not inalterably determined during development, but can be reset with age. .....more»

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