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Article ID: 689611

San Antonio Researchers Investigating Mysterious Children's Illness

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomedical Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio have joined forces to cure a mysterious condition called Kawasaki disease. The illness which affects young children is named after the Japanese doctor who first described it more than 50 years ago. However, researchers still do not know what causes the rashes, fever, and artery damage. Some type of infectious agent is suspected.

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16-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686594

New Animal Model for Zika Developed at Texas Biomed Useful for Testing Vaccines and Treatments

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids, has been developed at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio.

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11-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 685212

Search for Novel Biomarkers Indicating Early Cardiovascular Disease Risk Wins Funding to Design Larger Scale Study in People of Mexican Ancestry

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists have been granted funding from the National Institutes of Health to pursue a promising study on the ultimate causes of heart disease and metabolic disorders.

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15-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 685213

La Búsqueda de Nuevos Biomarcadores que Indiquen el Riesgo de una Enfermedad Cardiovascular Temprana Gana una Beca para el Diseño de un Estudio a Mayor Escala en Personas de Ascendencia Mexicana

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

A los científicos del Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Texas) les han otorgado una beca por parte del National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Institutos Nacionales de Salud) para llevar a cabo un estudio prometedor sobre las causas principales de enfermedades del corazón y los trastornos metabólicos.

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15-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 684690

Promising New Drug for Hepatitis B Tested First at Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s National Primate Research Center in San Antonio

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Research at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) on the campus of Texas Biomedical Research Institute helped advance a new treatment now in human trials for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

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7-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 683461

Researcher on TB and the Intersection of Aging and Immune Function Joins Texas Biomed as Vice President for Research

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a preeminent scientist in tuberculosis (TB) research, has joined the Texas Biomed team, bringing with her a portfolio of research on the immune system in relation to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and aging.

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19-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682630

Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Biomarkers of Variation in Brain Regions Important to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Associate Scientist Melanie Carless, Ph.D., has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to identify microRNA biomarkers in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid that are associated with changes in the brain correlated to neuropsychiatric disorders, using a non-human primate model.

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10-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681451

Texas Biomed Scientists part of $11.5 million NIH project aimed at combatting drug resistance in the malaria parasite

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers, Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Ian Cheeseman, have partnered with researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle to pursue studies in drug resistant malaria.

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20-Sep-2017 9:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 679824

Texas Biomed Part of Team Receiving Five-Year, $4.4 Million NIH Grant for Novel TB Vaccine Testing

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomedical Research Institute UTHealth in Houston partner to test a modified TB vaccine that, if effective, could prove more powerful and provide longer lasting immunity.

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21-Aug-2017 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 672784

Texas Biomed Part of Research Efforts to Screen and Develop Ebola Virus Drug

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Dr. Robert Davey, Scientist at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, is part of a team of researchers working to find new drugs that will stop Ebola virus from growing inside infected cells. Dr. Christopher Basler, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $4.1 million federal grant for this project.

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11-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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