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Headline News: Novel screening technique shows promise for neuroblastoma   
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in immature nerve cells, is one of the most common and deadly types of childhood cancer. To develop new treatments, researchers have needed better laboratory screening techniques to identify agents for targeted therapy. Liqin Du, Ph.D., has developed a new screening technique that works with a novel treatment called differentiation therapy being used for neuroblastoma......more»

Headline News: Ancient Chinese medicine could conquer pancreatic cancer   
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

The bark of the Amur cork tree (<em>Phellodendron amurense</em>) has traveled a centuries-long road in the healing arts. Following successful research using extract from the cork tree’s bark with prostate cancer, A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D., and his team are investigating whether the extract is effective against pancreatic and other cancers. .....more»

Headline News: Founding medical dean introduced at UTRGV campuses    
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Dr. Francisco Fernandez was introduced Feb. 26 as the founding dean of the medical school at the new UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He visited with community members at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, UT Pan American in Edinburg and UT Brownsville. The medical school will be a strong base to train doctors and provide health care to South Texans, he said......more»

Headline News: Dr. Shelledy named School of Health Professions dean   
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

David Shelledy, Ph.D., who served as founding dean of the Department of Respiratory Care from 1994 to 2004, will rejoin the UT Health Science Center San Antonio July 1 as dean of the School of Health Professions. As dean of the College of Health Sciences at Rush University since 2007, he has doubled enrollment in the college and added six new degree programs......more»

Headline News: Health Science Center capital campaign raises $607 million    
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

President William L. Henrich, M.D., announced Thursday that the UT Health Science Center San Antonio exceeded its goal of $500 million for the Campaign for the Future of Health. The capital campaign raised $607 million through 42,327 gifts from 14,123 donors. Students and patients will benefit the most from the campaign due to scholarships and support for research that will result in improved health care throughout South Texas......more»

Headline News: CPRIT grants support HSC researchers and educators   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Young scientists and scientists-to-be are getting a boost at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) as the state’s Cancer Prevention and Research Institute announced a $1.6 million grant to support training programs at the CTRC and another grant to continue important diagnostic research......more»

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»

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