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Famous King Ranch’s soil yields intriguing virus samples

June 20, 2006

Bacteriophages, also known as phages, are viruses that attack and often kill bacteria.


New dental tool helps detect tooth decay in its earliest stages

June 20, 2006

A toothbrush and a string of mint-flavored dental floss are essential to 6-year-old Natalie Hoffmann’s bedtime routine.


Health Science Center spin-offs reap Emerging Tech Fund grants

June 13, 2006

Two companies that spun out from the Health Science Center will receive grants from the $200 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Gov. Rick Perry announced May 31 in Austin. CardioSpectra Inc., which represents a collaboration of the Health Science Center and UT Austin, and Xilas Medical Inc. were among four companies awarded grants from the Fund in this round.


Toxin discovery could lead to therapy for asthma, other conditions

June 13, 2006

The mycoplasmas are the smallest of all bacteria, almost inscrutable in their ways of operating.


Richard Garcia molded Health Science Center’s South Texas programs

June 13, 2006

Richard A. Garcia Jr., assistant vice president for South Texas programs at the Health Science Center, spent three decades expanding health opportunities for his beloved South Texas Border Region.


San Antonio study examines investigational drug for Alzheimer’s

June 6, 2006

San Antonio residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may be eligible to participate in a clinical study offered by the Health Science Center. The study will assess whether an investigational drug, Flurizan, can slow Alzheimer’s progression.


Study to explore gene sequences that may raise risk of depression

June 6, 2006

Area residents ages 18 to 80 who have suffered depression in the last two years, but are not currently depressed or taking an antidepressant, are encouraged to ask about a new study at the Behavioral Wellness (BeWell) Center, a clinical trials center of the department of psychiatry at the Health Science Center.


Stroke survivor extols Lions Low Vision Center at Health Science Center

June 6, 2006

Richard Harris says losing your vision is “very scary, not something anyone plans on,” and he should know.


San Antonio Area Foundation awards $260,738 to HSC researchers

May 30, 2006

The San Antonio Area Foundation in May awarded 10 grants totaling $260,738 to Health Science Center researchers for studies of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, a safer smallpox vaccine and other important topics.


Borderplex Health Council to put $1 million into diabetes, nursing studies

May 30, 2006

Four institutions of The University of Texas System have formed the Borderplex Health Council, a new partnership promoting education and research to address the health challenges of the South Texas Border Region.


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