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$60 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds to build dynamic research facility

July 11, 2006

House Bill 153, recently passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, is a milestone piece of legislation in the life of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and it will fund a signature research facility that will transform the face of the South Texas Medical Center, Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., said July 11 at a campus visit by Gov. Perry.

Kudolo honored for study showing herb doesn’t cause insulin resistance

June 27, 2006

George Kudolo, Ph.D., professor in the department of clinical laboratory sciences at the Health Science Center, has received the Martin Goland Research Award from the Alamo Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Heart cells in aged mice contain many more random gene-expression combinations than same cells in young mice

June 27, 2006

As we age, our bodies increasingly lose the ability to repair errors that occur in our genetic blueprint, DNA.

SAFARI study examines variety of health problems in Hispanic children

June 20, 2006

Hundreds of children will be going on a safari beginning this summer. But this isn’t any ordinary safari.

Famous King Ranch’s soil yields intriguing virus samples

June 20, 2006

Bacteriophages, also known as phages, are viruses that attack and often kill bacteria.

New dental tool helps detect tooth decay in its earliest stages

June 20, 2006

A toothbrush and a string of mint-flavored dental floss are essential to 6-year-old Natalie Hoffmann’s bedtime routine.

Health Science Center spin-offs reap Emerging Tech Fund grants

June 13, 2006

Two companies that spun out from the Health Science Center will receive grants from the $200 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Gov. Rick Perry announced May 31 in Austin. CardioSpectra Inc., which represents a collaboration of the Health Science Center and UT Austin, and Xilas Medical Inc. were among four companies awarded grants from the Fund in this round.

Toxin discovery could lead to therapy for asthma, other conditions

June 13, 2006

The mycoplasmas are the smallest of all bacteria, almost inscrutable in their ways of operating.

Richard Garcia molded Health Science Center’s South Texas programs

June 13, 2006

Richard A. Garcia Jr., assistant vice president for South Texas programs at the Health Science Center, spent three decades expanding health opportunities for his beloved South Texas Border Region.

San Antonio study examines investigational drug for Alzheimer’s

June 6, 2006

San Antonio residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may be eligible to participate in a clinical study offered by the Health Science Center. The study will assess whether an investigational drug, Flurizan, can slow Alzheimer’s progression.

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