Health Science Center is No. 1 in federal science funds among institutions with large Hispanic enrollments, National Science Foundation says

August 3, 2007
 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio attracted more federal science or engineering funds in fiscal year 2005 than any other U.S. institution with a large Hispanic enrollment, according to an analysis released Thursday (Aug. 2) by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Vascular risk factors’ link to dementia needs study, world congress says

August 2, 2007
 

Strokes, high blood pressure, elevated bad cholesterol, uncontrolled blood sugar and other vascular risk factors play a huge role in causing dementia, yet the world community is largely uninformed.


Geriatric primary care conference set for Aug. 24 in S.A.

July 31, 2007
 

Noted gerontologist Thomas T. Perls, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and geriatrics at Boston University, will be the morning keynote speaker for an aging continuing education conference scheduled in August in San Antonio.


Compassionate students, faculty give babies Chance to Smile

July 20, 2007
 

Medical and dental students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have established an online registry at http://www.chancetosmile.com to support and connect families of children born with cleft deformities.


$750,000 grant to fund study of fatty liver disease

July 17, 2007
 

A five-year, $750,000 Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund will help researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio conduct the first large-scale study of fatty liver disease in individuals with Type 2 diabetes.


NIA grants Marciniak $1.5 million to further Werner’s syndrome studies

July 16, 2007
 

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will expand their studies of a protein mutated in the rapid-aging disorder Werner’s syndrome, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).