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San Antonio Life Sciences Institute showcases ongoing projects

October 7, 2010

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI), a collaboration of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio, generated a 172 percent return on investment in its first five years, officials said today at a meeting at UTSA.

2010 San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon benefits cancer research

October 5, 2010

Six authors will speak at the luncheon, which raises money for the CTRC’s Phase I Clinical Research Program.

Physical therapy students, faculty to offer free screenings for seniors Oct. 27

October 5, 2010

Physical therapy students and faculty from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio will offer free health screenings for senior citizens in late October in honor of National Physical Therapy Month.

Shopping card to benefit CTRC

October 4, 2010

For the 11th year, the Cancer Center Council is selling its Partners Shopping Card, which is good for 10 days at more than 350 participating stores and restaurants.

Federal government awards $10 million to innovative Sex Education Program at UT Health Science Center

September 30, 2010

The federal government today awarded $10 million over five years to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to continue an innovative sex education program in the region’s schools.

Botox-Dysport study open

September 29, 2010

The brand Botox has been around a while, but it’s getting a fresh test in a new study that volunteers can sign up for, comparing it with another wrinkle treatment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

$600,000 cancer research fund announced in honor of John and Debbie Montford; gala raises $5.6 million

September 26, 2010

The $600,000 John T. and Debbie Montford Cancer Research Fund has been established at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Health Science Center receives $1.66 million to increase diversity in neurosciences

September 24, 2010

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the awarding of a $1.66 million grant to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio to encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to seek doctoral degrees in the neurosciences.

Salud America! National Summit Spotlights Latino Childhood Obesity Research

September 23, 2010

More than a dozen investigators will showcase their innovative work to reduce Latino childhood obesity at the second annual Scientific Summit of Salud America!, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Microbiologists find key factor that directs fungus to grow

September 22, 2010

Candida albicans, a fungus that kills more than 10,000 people with weakened immune systems each year, grows more dangerous as it forms and extends long strands of cells called hyphal filaments.

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