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KENS 5: Made in SA: Sign company once employed man who carved Mount Rushmore

February 7, 2016

Some of the unique signs you see around USAA and the UT Health Science Center were constructed right here in the Alamo City by a 150-year-old business called The Southwell Company. “To be in business for that long, four generations in the same family, …

Dallas Morning News: Texas science commission recommends moratorium on bite-mark evidence

February 7, 2016

Texas on Feb. 12 became the first state in the nation to recommend a ban on the use of bite mark analysis in criminal cases, a decision that could prompt change in courtrooms nationwide. Read the full story at The Dallas Morning News

NOWCastSA: News about the Zika virus outbreak

February 7, 2016

In San Antonio, local health care professionals are preparing for potential cases of Zika virus originating from travel to affected areas outside the United States, and possible local outbreaks in South Texas.  The following is from a Jan. 27, 2016 new …

Senior Journal: Successful study of anti-aging drug with monkeys wins new grant

February 7, 2016

The search for eternal youth marches on with a new grant from the National Institute on Aging for work to continue on the effects of the drug rapamycin on the lifespan and healthy aging of middle aged marmoset monkeys. The grant comes on the heels of a …

KSAT 12: City’s ambassador program offers paid internships

February 7, 2016

The city of San Antonio’s Department of Human services is looking to hire paid interns for their summer 2016 ambassador program. Read the full story at KSAT 12

Wall Street Journal: Commission recommends ban on bite-mark evidence

February 7, 2016

A Texas commission recommended Feb. 12 that the state suspend the use of bite-mark evidence in criminal cases pending additional research, becoming the first agency in the nation to discredit a forensic ​technique​ that has come under intense scrutiny …

Reuters: Panel recommends halt to bite-mark evidence

February 7, 2016

An influential Texas scientific panel recommended on Feb. 11 that bite-mark analysis not be admissible as evidence in courts, a decision experts said could lead judicial systems in other states to exclude it too. Read the full story at Reuters

The Rivard Report: The changing science of sports head trauma

February 7, 2016

“Concussion,” the Will Smith film recounting Dr. Bennet Omalu’s quest to reveal the consequences of traumatic brain injuries in sports, is the latest headline-grabbing item about sports head trauma. It follows multiple real-life tragedies of sports her …

Alzheimer’s News Today: Brain cell death is linked to damage in protective skeleton

February 7, 2016

Researchers have discovered that the skeleton surrounding the nucleus of brain cells is dysfunctional in Alzheimer’s disease patients, which could lead to neuronal death. The study, “Lamin Dysfunction Mediates Neurodegeneration in Tauopathies,” was pub …

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New space in PARC building nears completion

February 5, 2016

Health Science Center Facilities Management personnel are putting the finishing touches on converting the former Medical Centre Plaza, a five story building at the corner of Wurzbach and Fredericksburg, into the Professional Administrative Resource Center (PARC).

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