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Science Daily: Microscopic collisions help proteins stay healthy

July 20, 2016

Studies are providing basic new understanding about ‘heat shock proteins,’ also called’chaperone proteins.  Researchers presented data that show how heat shock proteins break apart protein complexes. Read the full story at Science Daily

“Tim Duncan Day” is Thursday

July 19, 2016

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor declared via her official Twitter account that this Thursday, July 21, would be known as “Tim Duncan Day,” after the Spurs legend who retired last week. Taylor is encouraging citizens to don all of their Spurs gear as a tribute to the retired star.

CTRC offering free skin cancer screening

July 18, 2016

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center is offering free skin cancer screenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach Road. The CTRC is part of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Sign up now for free skin cancer screening

July 18, 2016

With temperatures rising and no rain in sight, San Antonians are getting an extreme dose of sunshine. With that comes an increased risk of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.

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Faculty member receives Tow humanism award

July 18, 2016

Greg D. Bowling, M.D., assistant professor, hospitalist, section chief, Division of General and Hospital Medicine, has been awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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Bariatric surgery combats obesity

July 15, 2016

Obesity is recognized as a global health crisis, especially in San Antonio where 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Science Daily: Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s linked to structural flaw

July 14, 2016

Researchers found that the nuclei from brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease contained tunnels (arrows) not found in normal brain cells. “We have identified multiple new cellular processes that go awry in Alzheimer’s disease because of pathological tau,” said Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

Marianist artist Brother Cletus dies

July 14, 2016

Beloved San Antonio artist Brother Cletus Behlmann, S.M., died July 12 in San Antonio at age 82. He leaves behind a trove of truly unique art and countless fans and friends, including many at the Health Science Center.

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UT System among top universities for patents granted

July 13, 2016

Researchers at institutions within The University of Texas System, including a faculty member at the Health Science Center, have earned UT a spot among the world’s top universities that receive U.S. patents for breakthroughs in medicine and technology.

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Presidential Award winner: Patti G. Grota, Ph.D.

July 12, 2016

Patti G. Grota, Ph.D., CNS-M-S, CIC, assistant professor, infection prevention and patient safety consultant, Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management, School of Nursing, is a Distinguished Junior Research Scholar.

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