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San Antonio Area Foundation awards more than $260,000 to researchers

August 2006

Health Science Center researchers received 10 grants from the San Antonio Area Foundation totaling $260,738 for studies of cancer, Parkinsonís disease, myasthenia gravis, a safer smallpox vaccine and other important topics.

The role of intercellular communication in lens development and formation of cataracts is one of the fascinating projects funded this year by the Foundation. A study of new molecular targets for Parkinsonís disease therapy also received support, along with a study focusing on how to make medications for eye diseases more effective.

"We are grateful to the San Antonio Area Foundation and its generous donors for the support that has made research findings in many fields possible," President Cigarroa said. "This yearís excellent group of projects is again indicative of the generosity of the Foundation and the creativity of our researchers."


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