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Rapamycin

Express-News: Drug designed in San Antonio fights age-related diseases

April 4, 2016

A San Antonio company is trying to break into the pharmaceutical market with a new version of an old drug that it believes offers hope to two-legged and four-legged patients diagnosed with incurable or life-altering diseases.



Fox 29: 90 percent of cyberbullying victims don’t tell adults

April 1, 2016

A Texas-based research center says an overwhelming number of bullying victims never report it to adults. That can lead to depression or even suicide. However, there are signs adults need to look out for when it comes to bullying.


Doctors Urge Students to Join Medical Field

News 4: Doctors urge students to join medical field

April 1, 2016

Right now, medical schools across the country say we’re facing a shortage of doctors. On March 30, several physicians with the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center spent time at local schools, encouraging students to get into the medical field. It was all part of National Doctors’ Day. Watch the full story […]



KGNS-TV: Annual Health Conference

April 1, 2016

The UT Health Science Center held a conference inviting medical professionals from all over the nation.


Colon X-Ray

TPR: The Source: Colon cancer mortality rates down

March 24, 2016

For a long time, a diagnosis of colon cancer was a near death sentence. In the past 15 years both the mortality rate as well as the incidence of colon cancer has dropped significantly.



EdSurge: UT reimagines the path to a college degree

March 22, 2016

When undergraduate students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley apply to medical school in three years, they’ll have diagnosed more cases of epilepsy and diabetes than most of their peers. As part of their coursework in a new biomedical sciences program, these current freshmen will complete 16 virtual rounds in which they’ll explore […]