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Reducing diet early in pregnancy stunts fetal brain development

January 18, 2011

Study shows that the fetal brain is vulnerable to moderate decreases in maternal nutrition

Blood pressure control system found in kidney’s structural units

January 14, 2011

The kidney is made up of roughly 1 million working units called nephrons.

San Antonio biochemist named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

January 12, 2011

Paul Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, this week was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

How can I avoid getting breast cancer?

January 11, 2011

A free public lecture and discussion on breast health and the latest in breast cancer screening and prevention, including preventive mastectomies. It is the second in the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s (CTRC) monthly lecture series for cancer prevention and treatment.

Grape ingredient resveratrol increases beneficial fat hormone

January 7, 2011

Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describe a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects.

Link between signaling molecules could point way to therapies for epilepsy, stroke, other diseases

January 7, 2011

In the Old West, camps sent smoke signals across distances to share key developments or strategy. Likewise, two important signaling molecules communicate across nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity, neuroscientists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio reported today.

Scientists shed light on what causes brain cell death in Parkinson’s patients

January 6, 2011

New findings could lead to new treatments for the 95 percent of Parkinson’s cases with no known cause

Texas Forum on Blood Cancer set for Feb. 12 in San Antonio

January 6, 2011

Texas Forum on Blood Cancer, a free educational event offering the latest information on therapies, childhood cancers and survivorship challenges, featuring leading hematology and oncology researchers and therapists, open to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Medical toxicologist named to board that advises the nation

January 4, 2011

Miguel C. Fernández, M.D., medical toxicologist at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was appointed this month to the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.

Hospitalized children to receive holiday gifts Through UT Health Science Center’s Gifts for Children project

January 4, 2011

Hospitalized children will have a more cheerful holiday when they receive presents collected through the UT Health Science Center’s Gifts for Children holiday service project.

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