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Science Codex: Texas-developed technology key to discoveries

February 22, 2016

How do some viruses–comparable to HIV–insert their genetic information into cells and permanently infect them? In a paper published in Nature in February, scientists showed the structure of a protein complex that enables this to occur. Read the full …


Science.Mic: Diet Soda, the timeless health scam

February 22, 2016

Diet soda has been around since the 1950s. A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 24% of adults drink it over the regular stuff. But even though it’s billed as the lesser evil of it’s sugar-packed counterpart, diet soda hasn’t actually proved to be much bet …


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Professor assumes leadership roles in health research

February 22, 2016

Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Latino health researcher and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently became a national research fellow and is co-leading regional health education centers in South Texas.


Health Science Center leadership joined in the announcement of the Pathways Scholarships.

Gift to Alamo Colleges creates pipeline for future HSC students

February 18, 2016

A major gift to higher education will create a pathway for students from under-served communities in San Antonio to begin with Alamo Colleges and then transfer to partner universities, including the Health Science Center.


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TPR series to focus on CTRC clinical trials

February 18, 2016

Texas Public Radio and the Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center will present the next Think Health Science: Clinical Trials at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, at Pestana Lecture Hall. The speaker will be Andrew Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.


Perishable News: H-E-B official to deliver keynote at United Fresh 2016

February 17, 2016

Craig Boyan, President and Chief Operating Officer for H-E-B, one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation, will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 21 at the United Fresh 2016 Opening Breakfast General Session at McCormick Plac …


Xconomy: BioAffinity aims to revive cancer diagnostic in San Antonio

February 17, 2016

For bioAffinity, a company that relocated its diagnostic research program to San Antonio two years ago, the proof is in the sputum. Read the full story at Xconomy


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Express-News: Children with mental health issues have new place to play

February 17, 2016

Children with mental health issues need various kinds of help to heal — counseling, medication, sometimes hospitalization.  One proven method of help is play therapy, which lets kids express their troubles in nonverbal ways. The young patients at the n …


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Grants from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

February 17, 2016

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is one of 23 Texas medical schools, hospitals and health systems awarded with $49.2 million in grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Read the full story at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


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News 4: Kids receive free dental checkups

February 17, 2016

Some local kids received free dental checkups Friday.  Dental students from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio provided free dental exams and preventative oral health services to some children within the Edgewood Independent School District. Watc …


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