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Becker’s Orthopedic Review: AAOS names Dr. Gerald Williams Jr. President: 5 key notes

February 28, 2016

Gerald Williams Jr., MD, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  “It is an honor to be stepping into the role of president ahead of such an exciting year in the history of the Academy,” said Dr. Williams. “While medicine is facing several unique challenges, opportunities continue to surface. I look forward to […]


Zee news: How loss of Angelina Jolie gene results in breast cancer

February 28, 2016

Washington D.C.: A team of researchers has provided deeper insight into how the Angelina Jolie gene, BRCA1, functions in normal breast tissue and how its loss results in breast cancer. Read the full story at Zee News


KSAT 12: March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

February 28, 2016

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the UT Health Science Center is using a 10-feet-tall by 20-feet-long inflatable tunnel to illustrate how colon cancer develops and how it can be prevented. The key, doctors say, is simple: Early testing. Watch the full story at KSAT 12


San Antonio Business Journal: Research mingles with technology in this San Antonio startup experiment

February 27, 2016

Clinical trials conducted for potential pharmaceuticals to hit store shelves are often the route for biotech companies. But one San Antonio-based tech startup is taking the reigns for a research study of its own data management tool for scientists while helping fund two experiments. Read the full story at San Antonio Business Journal


WOAI News 4: HSC offering free colon cancer assessments

February 27, 2016

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and the UT Health Science Center wants you to get screened for your risk.  They are hosting a free event on Friday, March 4 that allows you to walk through a large, inflatable colon. The display contains examples of healthy colon tissue, polyps, Crohn’s disease and cancerous tissue. Attendees […]


Science Codex: New insights reported about the Angelina Jolie gene

February 27, 2016

Scientists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio today (March 4) published work that provides deeper insight into how the Angelina Jolie gene, BRCA1, functions in normal breast tissue and how its loss results in breast cancer.  The CTRC — a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center — is part of UT […]