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Article ID: 702339

Texas Biomed Scientists Researching Ebola-Malaria Connection

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Texas Biomed researchers – in collaboration with the University of Iowa – are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region.

Released:
17-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699928

Marmosets Serve as an Effective Model for Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

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Small, New World monkeys called marmosets can mimic the sleep disturbances, changes in circadian rhythm, and cognitive impairment people with Parkinson’s disease develop, according to a new study by scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

Released:
5-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698671

New Research Pinpoints Pathways Ebola Virus Uses to Enter Cells

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A new study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish replication.

Released:
8-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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    6-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698564

Texas Biomed Announces New Southwest National Primate Research Center Director

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Texas Biomedical Research Institute President and CEO Larry Schlesinger, M.D., has named Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D., as the new Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC), one of seven NIH-supported national primate research centers. Dr. Kaushal will succeed Robert Lanford, Ph.D., who is retiring from his administrative role at SNPRC in 2019.

Released:
3-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697811

Research Shows a Promising New Class of Antibodies Protects Against HIV-1 Infection

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A group of scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute have zeroed in on a new defense against HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. Led by Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D., the team used an animal model to show for the first time that an antibody called Immunoglobulin M (IgM) was effective in preventing infection after mucosal AIDS virus exposure.

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24-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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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.

Released:
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).

Released:
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

Released:
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.

Released:
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.

Released:
16-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST

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