Research


Study shows how neurons decline as Parkinson’s develops

April 27, 2016

Researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are studying changes in Parkinson’s-affected cells at various stages of the disease, long before any symptoms are evident. They describe the changes in an April issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.



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Researchers need baby teeth for autism study

April 15, 2016

A research team from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is asking families to donate their children’s baby teeth to the Autism Tooth Fairy Study.



Clinical trials

Find-A-Study links patients, researchers and physicians

April 6, 2016

Find-A-Study is a hub for information about human studies being conducted by researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.



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CTRC Clinical Trials: Brain Tumors

March 21, 2016

On March 9, Texas Public Radio and the Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center presented Clinical Trials at the CTRC as part of TPR’s Think Health Science series. The speaker was Andrew Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.



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CTRC scientists report new insights about BRCA1 gene

March 4, 2016

Scientists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio on 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.




HSC software helps confirm virus discovery

March 1, 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.