Cork tree extract puts a cork on prostate cancer growth, study shows

August 8, 2006

An over-the counter herbal supplement derived from the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) killed a high percentage of cultured prostate cancer cells in studies conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Health Science Center establishes department of epidemiology and biostatistics

July 25, 2006

Reflecting the importance of measurable analysis in every area of scientific discovery, the Health Science Center has created a department of epidemiology and biostatistics in its School of Medicine, and has appointed Brad H. Pollock, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and chair.

Director of the San Antonio Cancer Institute appointed

July 25, 2006

William Henrich, M.D., M.A.C.P., dean of the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs, and Karen Fields, M.D., president and CEO at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), are pleased to announce that the Health Science Center and the CTRC have jointly recruited one of the nation’s outstanding oncologists, Tyler Curiel, M.D., to lead the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI).

RAHC expansion is ‘a commitment to the people of the Valley’

July 25, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, told Lower Rio Grande Valley leaders July 17 that the Regional Academic Health Center’s second Harlingen building, currently under construction, represents “a firm and enduring commitment by the Health Science Center to the people of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, chief among them our veterans.”

Heart cells in aged mice contain many more random gene-expression combinations than same cells in young mice

June 27, 2006

As we age, our bodies increasingly lose the ability to repair errors that occur in our genetic blueprint, DNA.

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.