Scientists Shed Light On Parkinson’s Cell Deaths

SAN ANTONIO, TX Just 5 percent of Parkinson’s disease cases can be explained by genetic mutation, while the rest have no known cause. But a new discovery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio may begin to explain why the vast majority of Parkinson’s patients develop the progressive neurodegenerative disease. [...]

Toxicologist Named to National Advisory Board

SAN ANTONIO, TX Miquel C. Fernandez, M.D., medical toxicologist at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was appointed this month to the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. This 15-member board controls toxicology testing across the U.S. and informs the public about potentially toxic chemicals. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made [...]

Nov 2010 Medical Real Estate Market Report

SAN ANTONIO, TX San Antonio’s medical real estate market, regarded by some as a bright spot in a weak economy, has seen a slowdown, according to the latest quarterly medical market report  from NAI REOC San Antonio. Leasing activity in third quarter 2010 generated 54,291 sf of positive net absorption, the report showed. This was [...]

Weiss New Dean of UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Science

SAN ANTONIO, TX David S. Weiss, Ph.D., a neuroscientist whose research has advanced the understanding of brain disorders such as epilepsy and the action of therapeutic drugs such as anxiety medications, is the new dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio ( ) , effective December [...]

Three Researchers Move Deeper into Promising Investigations

SAN ANTONIO, TX Three researchers at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) (  at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are moving deeper into promising investigations, aided by $2.2 million in grants from the state’s Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT.) CPRIT gives the individual investigator awards to [...]