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Welcome
to The Mission

We are the magazine of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Address correspondence to the editor, Natalie Gutierrez, at: GUTIERREZN@uthscsa.edu

Acacia's big adventure

A 2-year-old girl is responding to experimental therapy designed to prevent mental retardation.

Will they live to be 18?

Gerontologists are helping teen-agers see beyond day-to-day urban violence and envision their own futures.

A bitter lesson for youngsters

Citrus snacking, a habit engrained in Texas folkways, harms hundreds of youngsters, but a dentist is working to change that.

A network blooms in South Texas

The Health Science Center is tapping modern technology to expand the education and health care it provides.

What to do in a poison emergency

The new South Texas Poison Center begins answering poisoning emergency calls from a 47-county region.

Good ideas

A scientist who sculpts eyes, a way to avoid shots, and an 800 telephone number to help with science and math homework are in store here.

News on campus

  • Health Science Center's regional role in South Texas expands
  • McAllen physician leads South Texas Initiative
  • Cellular biology funding near the top in the nation
  • Medical School receives high primary-care rating
  • Center for organ transplant patients opens
  • Surgeons transplant kidney and pancreas
  • Heart association funding helps accelerate research
  • Project with VA seeks biological causes of aging
  • President's Council fund campaign sets a record
  • Development board creates dental professorship
  • Organization honors Health Science Center's donors
  • Notables

  • Picture gallery

    A few snapshots from this issue of The Mission: The first lady of Texas tours the campus, and the Dental School pitches in at the Special Olympics.

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