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Enzyme’s structure reveals basis for head, sex organ deformities

August 17, 2011

Scientists this month reported the molecular structural basis for severe head deformities and ambiguous sex organs in babies born with Antley-Bixler syndrome accompanied by an enzyme deficiency.


Laredo college students learn about the health professions in San Antonio

August 12, 2011

Ten college students from Laredo and South Texas have been getting an in-depth look at the health professions this week through Make It Real Academy, a program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Campus in Laredo.


Valley study seeks link between autism, environment

August 3, 2011

Hoping to untangle how toxins and other environmental factors might affect whether a child develops autism, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are recruiting for a new study in the Rio Grande Valley.


Hispanics’ cancer risk the topic of CTRC’s next public lecture

August 2, 2011

Hispanics, who make up 60 percent of Bexar County’s population and almost 40 percent of Texas’, face special cancer risks.


CPRIT gives Health Science Center researcher cancer prevention grant to partner with YMCA

July 28, 2011

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) on Wednesday awarded $265,000 to a researcher from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who is working with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio to encourage healthy living and cancer prevention.


In Muevete USA, student nurses combat childhood obesity

July 27, 2011

In two primarily Hispanic neighborhoods, Rosalinda Barrientos and other students from the UT Health Science Center School of Nursing asked children the question, “What does ‘healthy’ mean to you?”


Nursing students to teach children about nutrition on grocery store field trip

July 25, 2011

Nursing students from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will help teach children from San Antonio’s West Side about good nutrition and healthy eating practices on a field trip to their neighborhood grocery store.


New study evaluates yoga’s benefits for breast cancer survivors

July 21, 2011

In response to staggering obesity and breast cancer mortality rates, a new local study is testing how different types of exercise—like yoga—best improve cancer survivors’ fitness, quality of life and molecular indicators of future risk.


CPRIT honors San Antonio cancer investigators

July 15, 2011

A ceremony marking Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ awards totaling almost $13 million in cancer research dollars to San Antonio health and academic institutions


JAMA study shows importance of updating family cancer history in adult patients

July 12, 2011

One of the best ways to determine a person’s risk for certain cancers is family health history – and between the ages of 30 and 50, that family history can change significantly.


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