In the News

Daily News & Analysis: What is the Angelina Jolie gene and how its loss results in breast cancer

February 26, 2016

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 Daily News & Analysis


Vine Report: New function discovered for BRCA1 gene

February 25, 2016

A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, discovered a new function for the BRCA1 gene, which is associated to the development of breast cancer. Read the full story at Vine Report


Allergies

San Antonio Magazine: Achoo! Allergies in San Antonio

February 25, 2016

Winter showers may bring spring flowers but in San Antonio, the season also produces quite a few sniffles. And this year, our particularly mild winter means spring allergy season could come even earlier than usual, says Dr. Edward Brooks of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.



San Antonio Magazine: Color Me A Success

February 22, 2016

A lot of forces were at work pushing Ryan Russe to embrace the phenomenon of adult coloring books.  As a kid growing up in San Antonio, the Ronald Reagan High School grad was the type who was always filling sketch pads with drawings. But as he got older and busier with school and life, Russe found […]


Science Codex: Texas-developed technology key to discoveries

February 22, 2016

How do some viruses–comparable to HIV–insert their genetic information into cells and permanently infect them? In a paper published in Nature in February, scientists showed the structure of a protein complex that enables this to occur. Read the full story at Science Codex


Science.Mic: Diet Soda, the timeless health scam

February 22, 2016

Diet soda has been around since the 1950s. A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 24% of adults drink it over the regular stuff. But even though it’s billed as the lesser evil of it’s sugar-packed counterpart, diet soda hasn’t actually proved to be much better, health-wise; in fact, certain sources would argue that it’s worse. Read the […]