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Pediatric unit’s VIP is Baby Klaus, an infant with hydrocephalus

November 24, 2010

David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has treated at least 1,000 children with hydrocephalus, a condition best known to the public as “water on the brain.”


In the test tube, teams reconstruct a cancer cell’s beginning

November 22, 2010

Researchers from Texas institutions, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have identified factors in the very first step of the process and reconstituted this first step in the test tube.


Weiss named as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

November 19, 2010

David S. Weiss, Ph.D., a neuroscientist whose research has advanced understanding of brain disorders such as epilepsy and the action of therapeutic drugs such as anxiety medications, is the new dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, effective Dec. 1.


Getting used to gas smell is dangerous, Poison Center director says

November 19, 2010

Residents of the Pearsall area, where an abandoned well beganspewing water and hydrogen sulfide five days ago, should be extremely mindful of becoming used to the gas smell, said the director of the South Texas Poison Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio


Hispanic men more vulnerable to AIDS-related cancer

November 19, 2010

A new study of a virus common in HIV-positive patients that leads to an AIDS-related malignant cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma shows that Hispanic men are more likely to have antibodies to the virus and make more antibodies to it.


Sunscreen prevents melanoma, study shows

November 15, 2010

Newly released research indicates that rubbing on a lotion with sunscreen active ingredients can prevent melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.


Think of nutrition when donating food

November 15, 2010

With the holidays coming, there are often many more requests for food donations to help needy families at this time of the year.


Beyond Embryonic: Noted author speaks on the scientific and ethical implications of stem cell research

November 12, 2010

“Beyond Embryonic,” a scientific and ethical exploration of stem cell research with speakers including Christopher Scott Thomas, author of the book “Stem Cell Now.”


Prostate lecture launches new public series Dec. 2

November 12, 2010

“How to understand your PSA test results” is the first in a series of free public presentations on cancer provided by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.


Dr. Shirlyn McKenzie receives two major honors

November 10, 2010

Shirlyn B. McKenzie, Ph.D., MLSCM, who led the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences for 24 years, will receive the TIAA-CREF Distinguished Medical Educator Award at a banquet in San Antonio on Dec. 7.


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