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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...
11/15/2013 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.
11/14/2013 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.
11/4/2013 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...
7/11/2013 10:30 AM EDT

Ruth Ruprecht, Pioneer in AIDS-Related Research and Vaccines, and in Breast Cancer, Appointed to Virology Position at Texas Biomed

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Ruth M. Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has been appointed to the position of Scientist and Director of the AIDS Research Program in the Department of Virology...
7/10/2013 12:25 PM EDT

Michael Olivier, Expert in Genes and Proteins and Their Role in Human Disease, Appointed to Genetics Faculty at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Olivier, Ph.D., professor of physiology and director of the Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has been appointed to the position of Scientist in the Department of Genetics at...
6/24/2013 3:00 PM EDT

Four Genes Identified That Influence Levels of 'Bad' Cholesterol

Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of “bad” cholesterol. This discovery could lead to the development of new drugs to reduce the risk of heart disease.
5/15/2013 12:00 PM EDT

New Drug Stimulates Immune System to Kill Infected Cells in in an Animal Model of Hepatitis B Infection

A novel drug developed by Gilead Sciences and tested in an animal model at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio suppresses hepatitis B virus infection by stimulating the immune system and inducing loss of infected cells.
4/25/2013 12:00 PM EDT

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