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MicroCT of skeleton can ID even the subtlest birth defects

April 29, 2008

A technique called microscopic X-ray computed tomography (microCT) is affording scientists the ability to visualize even the subtlest birth defects in prenatal and postnatal bats, mice, opossums and primates, which one day may lead to new understandings about human birth defects, said Charles Keller, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Baptist Health Foundation gives $172,000 for scholarships at UT Health Science Center

April 28, 2008

Miriam Davis was only 15 when her mother died, but the memories of her mom’s dedicated service as a nurse at San Antonio’s downtown Baptist Hospital remain with her to this day.


Biochemists solve 3-D structure of cellular ‘fuel gauge’

April 28, 2008

Biochemists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have deciphered the three-dimensional, atomic-level structure of an enzyme that acts as a ‘fuel gauge’ sensing when cells are low in energy and signaling it is time to refuel.


Alamo Ovarian Cancer Alliance honors late president with donation to CTRC

April 28, 2008

Her mission was simple – to raise awareness of ovarian cancer by educating women about the disease and support research to help fight the “silent killer.”


Study links autism risk to distance from power plants, other mercury-releasing sources

April 24, 2008

A newly published study of Texas school district data and industrial mercury-release data, conducted by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, indeed shows a statistically significant link between pounds of industrial release of mercury and increased autism rates.


Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded health, medical library at the UT Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus set for April 16

April 21, 2008

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to announce that the newly expanded health and medical library on the Laredo Campus Extension of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is now open to the community.


Zapata native to become UT Health Science Center’s first distinguished university chair for Laredo campus

April 21, 2008

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will announce its first distinguished university chair for the Laredo Campus Extension.


Dr. Minerva Garcia to hold UT Health Science Center’s first distinguished university chair in Laredo

April 21, 2008

Minerva Garcia, D.D.S., a Zapata native, will be named the holder of the first distinguished university chair of the Laredo Campus Extension of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. UT Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will make the announcement during a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today at the Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street.


New anti-cancer agent disrupts blood flow to tumors, starving them but sparing healthy cells

April 15, 2008

The Institute for Drug Development, a division of The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, announced the results of a new phase I clinical study on NPI-2358, a targeted anti-cancer agent designed to rapidly disrupt blood flow to the tumor mass, causing tumor death.


New report is roadmap of South Texas health disparities

April 14, 2008

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health disparities in South Texas, according to a new report produced by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


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