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Students to learn how the body works at Med Ed Physical Therapy Summer Camp

July 21, 2009

Twenty-five Laredo area high school students will learn about bones, joints and muscles, and how physical therapists help patients recover from injuries.


Voelcker Academy trains next generation of San Antonio scientists

July 20, 2009

Twenty-two high school sophomores learn the fundamentals of sophisticated laboratory techniques at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Scientists find previously unseen effects of protein buildup in the diabetic baboon pancreas

July 20, 2009

Undesirable protein deposits in the islets of Langerhans, the area of the pancreas that makes glucose-controlling hormones, are increased even when blood sugar levels are barely above normal, according to a newly published study by diabetes researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Sporting clay shooting event to benefit cancer center

July 19, 2009

Over the past 15 years, Vulcan’s event has raised more than $1.3 million to benefit the CTRC, the region’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center.


Team sequences genome of parasite that affects 200 million worldwide, Nature reports

July 17, 2009

An international team, including researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has sequenced the genome of Schistosoma mansoni (pictured), a parasite that infects 200 million in 76 countries through freshwater snails.


Health Science Center research to punctuate Hispanic nurses conference

July 17, 2009

When the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) convenes in San Antonio for its 34th Annual Conference next week, several School of Nursing faculty from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will play lead roles.


Easter Island compound extends lifespan of old mice, scientists report in Nature

July 8, 2009

UT Health Science Center, other centers reach same result: 28%-38% longer life


High school students gain hands-on experience at Forensic Toxicology Camp July 6-10

July 7, 2009

Students learn about various career choices from experts in the field of health professions, and gain specific knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of forensic toxicology.


Salud America! awards grants for research on Latino childhood obesity

July 7, 2009

Research will evaluate, inform policies and programs that aim to reverse obesity among Latino youths


West Side middle schoolers restore park for their community

July 3, 2009

The project is intended to give kids pride in their community and raise their self-esteem so they will have the confidence to make healthier choices for themselves.


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