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Rapamycin rescues learning, memory in Alzheimer’s mouse model

February 24, 2010

Rapamycin, a drug that keeps the immune system from attacking transplanted organs, may have another exciting use: fighting Alzheimer’s disease.


Motivational speaker promises a “roller coaster ride” at Cancer Center Council luncheon March 23 to benefit CTRC

February 23, 2010

Suzie Humphreys freely admits she makes her living “talking off the top of my head.” Yet she is confident that when she speaks at the Cancer Center Council’s 17th Annual Spring Luncheon, the audience will be uplifted.


Pollock president-elect of clinical statisticians organization

February 19, 2010

Brad H. Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor and chairman of epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the new president-elect of the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians (ACTS).


Deadline March 29 to submit abstracts for Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

February 19, 2010

New Improvement Science Summit to help establish best practices


Schenken elected as treasurer of national ob-gyn certifying board

February 18, 2010

Robert S. Schenken, M.D., professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently was elected treasurer of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


For Girl Scouts, photos are a first step to boosting physical activity

February 17, 2010

In coming weeks, dozens of Girl Scouts will fan out across the city’s West Side to take photographs that answer the question, “What makes it easy and what makes it hard to be physically active in your neighborhood?”


Through photos, Girl Scouts shed light on what promotes – and discourages – physical activit

February 12, 2010

Armed with cameras, Girl Scouts go on a hunt in their West Side neighborhood to identify the things that help them to be physically active or discourage physical activity.


Muscle loss finding may one day save physiques

February 12, 2010

Why does sarcopenia happen and can it be stopped? A study conducted in mice with accelerated muscle loss at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provides this insight: Less protection from antioxidants and more damage from oxidative stress results in impairment to cells’ energy centers, which slowly leads to death of muscle cells.


fMRIs reveal brain’s handling of low-priority ideas

February 9, 2010

When we put an idea on the back burner, it goes into a processing area of the brain called the default-mode network.


Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ $3.9 million gift to anchor new nursing education pipeline

February 8, 2010

A $3.9 million gift from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. will help The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio transform nursing education in South Texas.


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