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Cancer Therapy & Research Center retains its status as a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center

August 4, 2009

The National Cancer Institute, the nation’s top cancer research organization, has renewed the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as one of its NCI-designated Cancer Centers for three years.


25 teens from South Texas communities to learn about tackling obesity, entering health professions

July 28, 2009

The Learn, Lead and Advance to New Opportunity (LLANO) Field Experience is a college encounter to train young people from South Texas about obesity and its resulting health problems.


School of Nursing dean named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

July 28, 2009

Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., dean of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest honors in the field of nursing.


Bailey leads Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

July 23, 2009

Steven R. Bailey, M.D., chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is serving a one-year term as president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).


Students to learn how the body works at Med Ed Physical Therapy Summer Camp

July 21, 2009

Twenty-five Laredo area high school students will learn about bones, joints and muscles, and how physical therapists help patients recover from injuries.


Voelcker Academy trains next generation of San Antonio scientists

July 20, 2009

Twenty-two high school sophomores learn the fundamentals of sophisticated laboratory techniques at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Scientists find previously unseen effects of protein buildup in the diabetic baboon pancreas

July 20, 2009

Undesirable protein deposits in the islets of Langerhans, the area of the pancreas that makes glucose-controlling hormones, are increased even when blood sugar levels are barely above normal, according to a newly published study by diabetes researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Sporting clay shooting event to benefit cancer center

July 19, 2009

Over the past 15 years, Vulcan’s event has raised more than $1.3 million to benefit the CTRC, the region’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center.


Team sequences genome of parasite that affects 200 million worldwide, Nature reports

July 17, 2009

An international team, including researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has sequenced the genome of Schistosoma mansoni (pictured), a parasite that infects 200 million in 76 countries through freshwater snails.


Health Science Center research to punctuate Hispanic nurses conference

July 17, 2009

When the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) convenes in San Antonio for its 34th Annual Conference next week, several School of Nursing faculty from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will play lead roles.


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