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Longevity finding in mice named a top research breakthrough of 2009 by journal Science

December 18, 2009

Studies that showed rapamycin, an antibiotic used in transplant patients, extended the life span of aged mice at three separate U.S. centers are recognized in the Dec. 18 issue of Science as a runner-up for research breakthrough of the year.

Aerosol travels nerve from nose to brain to treat stroke in mice

December 17, 2009

UT Health Science Center San Antonio researchers, working in a mouse model of stroke, are delivering neuroprotective drugs to the brain by spraying them onto the lining of a nerve in the nose.

Holiday story possibilities from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

December 16, 2009

The holidays, your senior and you … Faculty can discuss how to help older loved ones during the holidays with cooking, taking medications, travel, depression and other challenges.

Program to reach out to medically underserved children in South Texas

December 15, 2009

A new program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio seeks to bring more Hispanic children from the Lower Rio Grande Valley into clinical trials for leukemia, helping this underserved population get cutting-edge therapies.

Study will give statin drug to H1N1 patients in respiratory failure

December 15, 2009

H1N1 influenza has sickened an estimated 22 million Americans, put 98,000 in the hospital and resulted in 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began last April, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium set for Dec. 9-13

December 9, 2009

In the world of academic medicine, the name “San Antonio” is synonymous with the phrase “breast cancer research.”

Breast cancer research grant to CTRC an unexpected bonus of 2010 Women’s Final Four® in San Antonio

December 9, 2009

Leaving a lasting legacy in the host city for the Women’s Final Four is an annual goal of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Saliva test may revolutionize pre-hospital care of heart attacks

December 7, 2009

Could a swab of saliva help paramedics confirm a heart attack sooner and give the patient a better shot at survival?

Dudley receives Texas Perinatal Physician Excellence Award

December 4, 2009

Donald J. Dudley, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was awarded the Texas Perinatal Physician Excellence Award for Public Health Region 8 earlier this year by the March of Dimes.

Extending life by food restriction may not always work

December 3, 2009

Among 41 strains of mice that ate less chow, more than half showed no response — and some strains died sooner.

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