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Ancient Chinese medicine put through its paces for pancreatic cancer

March 3, 2014

The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.

Improved lab screening technique opens door for new pediatric neuroblastoma therapies

February 28, 2014

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and lethal types of childhood cancers. In a paper published online today in OncoTarget, a researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma development, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities.

CPRIT extends its support of Health Science Center researchers and educators in grants

February 20, 2014

Young scientists and scientists-to-be are getting a boost at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center as the state’s Cancer Prevention and Research Institute announced a $1.6 million grant to support training programs here and another grant to continue important diagnostic research.

Low Vision Expo is March 1 at Colonial Hills United Methodist

February 18, 2014

Individuals with low vision and the people who help them with tasks of daily living are invited to the 16th Annual Low Vision Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson.

Epilepsy specialist coming to Eagle Pass

February 13, 2014

Eagle Pass residents age 12 and older who have seizures can be seen by an epilepsy specialist as part of the new South Texas Epilepsy Clinics, which are overseen by the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Researcher isolates new target for leukemia treatment

February 11, 2014

In a paper published today in Leukemia, a Nature journal, a UT Health Science Center researcher has pinpointed a protein that could play a key, previously unknown role in the development of pediatric AML — promising new information in the quest to treat and cure childhood leukemias.

700 Edgewood students receive sealants, fluoride mouth rinses

February 10, 2014

“I think this is great for our kids,” said Estefana Martinez, a board member of the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio, as Edgewood second-graders filed into the Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

“Paying Till It Hurts” author speaks on high cost of medical care

February 7, 2014

New York Times correspondent Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., to deliver annual Bryant Lecture on Feb. 11

New website cultivates healthy changes for Latino kids nationwide

February 5, 2014

Want to fight Latino childhood obesity, but don’t know where to start or how you can make a change?

Finding could explain age-related decline in motor function

February 5, 2014

Team sees change in set point in neuromuscular synapses

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