SAFARI study examines variety of health problems in Hispanic children

June 20, 2006
 

Hundreds of children will be going on a safari beginning this summer. But this isn’t any ordinary safari.


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.