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Study links autism risk to distance from power plants, other mercury-releasing sources

April 24, 2008

A newly published study of Texas school district data and industrial mercury-release data, conducted by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, indeed shows a statistically significant link between pounds of industrial release of mercury and increased autism rates.


Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded health, medical library at the UT Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus set for April 16

April 21, 2008

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to announce that the newly expanded health and medical library on the Laredo Campus Extension of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is now open to the community.


Zapata native to become UT Health Science Center’s first distinguished university chair for Laredo campus

April 21, 2008

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will announce its first distinguished university chair for the Laredo Campus Extension.


Dr. Minerva Garcia to hold UT Health Science Center’s first distinguished university chair in Laredo

April 21, 2008

Minerva Garcia, D.D.S., a Zapata native, will be named the holder of the first distinguished university chair of the Laredo Campus Extension of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. UT Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will make the announcement during a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today at the Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street.


New anti-cancer agent disrupts blood flow to tumors, starving them but sparing healthy cells

April 15, 2008

The Institute for Drug Development, a division of The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, announced the results of a new phase I clinical study on NPI-2358, a targeted anti-cancer agent designed to rapidly disrupt blood flow to the tumor mass, causing tumor death.


New report is roadmap of South Texas health disparities

April 14, 2008

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health disparities in South Texas, according to a new report produced by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Health Science Center library to display rare books; staff to receive conservation training

April 10, 2008

About 40 rare and antique books related to the medical profession — some published as far back as the 15th century — will be on public display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The historical collection is located on the fifth floor of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library.


Department of Dental Hygiene celebrates 30th anniversary of first graduating class, honors outstanding alumnus

April 10, 2008

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Department of Dental Hygiene celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first graduating class at the annual Alumni Day Continuing Education Course on April 4.


Traffic safety project expanded to Webb County colonias

April 10, 2008

Hispanic residents and new immigrants to the United States living in Webb County colonias will be the first in the Texas-Mexico border region to learn about traffic safety as a result of a new program being brought to South Texas by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


New report is ‘roadmap’ of South Texas health disparities

April 10, 2008

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health disparities in South Texas, according to a new report produced by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


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