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Texas Biomed Gains $2.7 Million NIH Grant to Develop New Methods to Understand Genetic Basis of Diseases

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to fund innovative approaches to genetics research aimed at developing new therapies for heart disease and other conditions...
15-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Study Provides Conclusive Evidence That Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Development of Malignant Melanoma in Adults

Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma, has established unequivocally in a natural animal model that the incidence of malignant melanoma in...
19-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Texas Biomed Regenerative Medicine Program Expands With Two New Research Scientists

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Texas Biomedical Research Institute has recruited two new research scientists to its Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) who will focus on regenerative medicine, working with animal models to develop human stem cell therapies for...
11-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

A New Method for Isolating and Genome Sequencing Malaria Parasites Will Aid in the Understanding of These Infections

A new method for isolating and genome sequencing an individual malaria parasite cell has been developed by Texas Biomed researchers in San Antonio and their colleagues. This advance will allow scientists to improve their ability to identify the...
30-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Study of Human Blood Fluke Parasites Identifies Drug Resistance Mutations; Raises Hope for Improved Therapies

An international group of scientists lead by Tim Anderson Ph.D., at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Philip LoVerde Ph.D., at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has identified the mutations that result in drug...
15-Nov-2013 2:00 PM EST

New Study May Help Explain Why Some People Taking Drugs for Osteoporosis Are at Risk for Fractures

Research with baboons at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio may help explain why some people who take bone-strengthening drugs like bisphosphonates are at-risk for atypical fractures in the long bones in their legs.
14-Nov-2013 1:00 PM EST

Brain Aging Is Conclusively Linked to Genes

For the first time in a large study sample, the decline in brain function in normal aging is conclusively shown to be influenced by genes, say researchers from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio and Yale University.
4-Nov-2013 3:00 PM EST

Mexican American Youth Show Sighs of Metabolic Syndrome: Early Screening Critical to Reduce Risk of Future Diabetes, Heart Disease

Mexican American children are experiencing substantial burdens of obesity, pre-diabetes, and other health problems which historically would have been expected to develop much later in life. The findings of a new study by Texas Biomed scientists in...
11-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

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