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Article ID: 696916

Undetected Zika Infections May Be Triggering Miscarriages and Stillbirths

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A collaborative study between six of the National Primate Research Centers shows pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that don’t cause women any symptoms may be a common but unrecognized cause of miscarriages and stillbirths.

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2-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696034

Repurposing Promising Cancer Drugs May Lead to a New Approach to Treating TB

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Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB).

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22-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693735

Marmosets as the Canary in the Coal Mine: A Highly Sensitive Primate Model of the Effects of Placental Zika Virus Infection on Fetal Health

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New research shows small, New World monkeys called marmosets may be an important animal model for emerging viruses with the potential for harmful effects on fetuses

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1-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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    22-Feb-2018 9:30 AM EST

Article ID: 689866

Promising Treatment for Ebola Virus to be Tested at Texas Biomed

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During the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013, an experimental biopharmaceutical drug called ZMappTM was a glimmer of hope in the midst of a health crisis. Now, scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio have been awarded a $2 million dollar contract by the makers of ZMapp, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., to further test this promising new therapeutic.

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20-Feb-2018 4:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 689611

San Antonio Researchers Investigating Mysterious Children's Illness

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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