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Pox

Pediatrics Research Day

April 20, 2016
 

Come learn about pediatric research at the Health Science Center on May 20.



Pharmacy

U.S. News ranks UT pharmacy, HSC’s component, No. 3 in nation

April 4, 2016
 

U.S. News has ranked the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, including its integral Pharmacotherapy Division located at the Health Science Center, as the No. 3 pharmacy school in the nation.



3d Render DNA Structure

CTRC scientists report new insights about BRCA1 gene

March 4, 2016
 

Scientists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio on March 4 published work that provides deeper insight into how the Angelina Jolie gene, BRCA1, functions in normal breast tissue and how its loss results in breast cancer.



woman getting heart checked

Holding breath may protect heart during radiation therapy

February 8, 2016
 

A technique using a new form of surface imaging available at only one site in South Texas—the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC)—is expected to reduce women’s risk of long-term cardiac side effects from radiation therapy when treating left-sided breast cancer.



Pox

Scientists learn how poxviruses defeat the body’s host defense

January 25, 2016
 

Smallpox virus, which killed millions of humans through the ages, ranks among the world’s most feared bioterrorism agents. Human monkeypox continues to occur sporadically in remote African villages. In a new report, virologists from the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center and their collaborators at Oklahoma State University demonstrate how poxviruses such as smallpox defeat […]



man with clinical depression

Team focuses on Special K’s antidepressant effect

January 25, 2016
 

At its best, the drug ketamine relieves depression within two hours and its beneficial effect on patients may last a week. At its worst, ketamine, the party drug “Special K,” is addictive and may send recreational users into hallucinations and delusions. Some have experienced disorientation that they call the “K-hole.” Because of the potential for […]