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Finding shows potential way to protect neurons in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS

March 11, 2011

Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons — brain cells — said today that by eliminating one ingredient from the cellular machinery, they prolonged the life of neurons stressed by a pesticide chemical.

CTRC launches community outreach talks on clinical trials

March 11, 2011

For the individual patient, clinical trials are a chance to try cutting-edge cancer therapies under close and caring supervision. For the world, clinical trials have the potential to develop new weapons in the fight against cancer.

Researchers help Girl Scouts find new ways to be physically active

March 9, 2011

For girls growing up on the city’s West Side, exercise may not be as simple as a walk in the park.

6 from Health Science Center win AACR cancer research awards

March 9, 2011

Six investigators from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio will receive awards from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) at its annual meeting April 2-6 in Orlando, Fla.

Student nurses train to stem the tide of Latino youth obesity

March 8, 2011

Hispanic nursing students in five U.S. cities — Chicago, Phoenix, San Antonio, Brownsville, Texas, and Edinburg, Texas — will become trainer-influencers to communities, steering Hispanic youth and their families away from the damaging lifelong effects of childhood and adolescent obesity.

March of Dimes provides $400,000 for preterm birth research

March 8, 2011

With the help of funding from the March of Dimes, a UT Health Science Center San Antonio researcher is working to expand knowledge about how to predict and prevent early births.

Muevete (Move) USA trains Hispanic student nurses to target obesity

March 4, 2011

The goal is to teach and work at the community, grassroots level with Hispanic youth and their families to develop skills and enhance their ability to make healthy choices that contribute to a reduction in child and adolescent obesity

Survey assesses Bexar adolescents’ mental health, gaps in care

March 3, 2011

Almost a decade ago, a national survey found that 79 percent of children 6-17 years of age with mental health needs had not gotten treatment in the previous year. For Hispanic children, the numbers were even worse.

Clark receives Health Science Center’s highest award for 2011

March 1, 2011

Robert A. Clark, M.D., assistant vice president for research at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been named the Presidential Distinguished Research Scholar at the university for 2011.

Brain tumor myths and truths

February 28, 2011

The way people’s cell phones are glued to their ears these days, one might expect the brain tumor rate to soar.

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