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KSAT 12: City’s ambassador program offers paid internships

February 7, 2016

The city of San Antonio’s Department of Human services is looking to hire paid interns for their summer 2016 ambassador program. Read the full story at KSAT 12


Wall Street Journal: Commission recommends ban on bite-mark evidence

February 7, 2016

A Texas commission recommended Feb. 12 that the state suspend the use of bite-mark evidence in criminal cases pending additional research, becoming the first agency in the nation to discredit a forensic ​technique​ that has come under intense scrutiny …


Reuters: Panel recommends halt to bite-mark evidence

February 7, 2016

An influential Texas scientific panel recommended on Feb. 11 that bite-mark analysis not be admissible as evidence in courts, a decision experts said could lead judicial systems in other states to exclude it too. Read the full story at Reuters


The Rivard Report: The changing science of sports head trauma

February 7, 2016

“Concussion,” the Will Smith film recounting Dr. Bennet Omalu’s quest to reveal the consequences of traumatic brain injuries in sports, is the latest headline-grabbing item about sports head trauma. It follows multiple real-life tragedies of sports her …


Alzheimer’s News Today: Brain cell death is linked to damage in protective skeleton

February 7, 2016

Researchers have discovered that the skeleton surrounding the nucleus of brain cells is dysfunctional in Alzheimer’s disease patients, which could lead to neuronal death. The study, “Lamin Dysfunction Mediates Neurodegeneration in Tauopathies,” was pub …


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New space in PARC building nears completion

February 5, 2016

Health Science Center Facilities Management personnel are putting the finishing touches on converting the former Medical Centre Plaza, a five story building at the corner of Wurzbach and Fredericksburg, into the Professional Administrative Resource Center (PARC).


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ABC News: Nurse, HSC grad, sweetly sings to 4-year-old cancer patient

February 5, 2016

A video of a nurse, Brandon Waterhouse, a hematology-oncology nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and a graduate of the School of Nursing at the Health Science Center, singing to a 4-year-old girl with leukemia went viral this week after her …


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TPR: The Source: With Zika In San Antonio, what should we know?

February 4, 2016

The World Health Organization has declared Zika and its suspected link to birth defects a global health emergency. More than 20 countries in Latin America have reported an outbreak and a rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex has bee …



Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer’s-affected cells

February 4, 2016

Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center found.



Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer’s-affected cells

February 3, 2016

Skeleton that protects brain cells’ control center is found to be damaged SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 3, 2016)—Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Me …


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