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Dr. Kenneth Shine to speak Friday at summer institutes

July 8, 2013

UT System executive vice chancellor shares his obsession with quality care


Research: Latino kids lack access to safe ‘active spaces’

July 3, 2013

New video, infographic and research also highlight how shared use agreements and street-level improvements can help address obesity among Latino kids


Barshop Institute gains $3.4 million from NIH to train young scientists

July 2, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Aging today announced a $3.4 million training grant to the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.


Starting on 3 drugs at time of diagnosis benefits type 2 diabetics

June 25, 2013

Therapy produced stable glucose and hemoglobin A1C readings, and weight loss


Compound enhances SSRI antidepressant’s effects in mice

June 19, 2013

A synthetic compound is able to turn off “secondary” vacuum cleaners in the brain that take up serotonin, resulting in the “happy” chemical being more plentiful, scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have discovered.


Brownsville woman’s life changed by brain surgery

June 18, 2013

Cheryl Valdez, a 43-year-old Brownsville resident, had her first seizure at age 17. She saw different doctors – some who believed she had epilepsy and some who did not – and tried all kinds of medications but none helped.


Dental clinic for homeless named for woman who made it happen

June 12, 2013

Taline “Talley” Dadian Infante, Ed.D., RDH, led the Division of Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio until she died at age 56 of a brain tumor in April.


Chlamydia protein has an odd structure, scientists find

June 11, 2013

A protein secreted by the chlamydia bug has a very unusual structure, according to scientists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.


An injection every 30 days keeps the blurred vision away

June 4, 2013

Patients come to UT Medicine retina specialist for procedure


Serwer lab hopes to turn viral clue into drug-delivery potential

June 3, 2013

Philip Serwer, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, and Elena Wright, research laboratory technician-senior on Dr. Serwer’s staff, contributed to a paper published May 20 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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