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

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...
5-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Pinpoints Pathways Ebola Virus Uses to Enter Cells

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.
8-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed Announces New Southwest National Primate Research Center Director

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...
3-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
24-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Undetected Zika Infections May Be Triggering Miscarriages and Stillbirths

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.
2-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB).
22-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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
1-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Promising Treatment for Ebola Virus to be Tested at Texas Biomed

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...
20-Feb-2018 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


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

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.
19-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research. Each year, our scientists publish well over 100 articles in the international scientific literature. Their discoveries contribute important new information that helps advance the scientific community's effort to improve health and save lives.

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  • Larry Schlesinger

    President/CEO Texas Biomedical Research Institute

    Keywords:
    TB Disease, Tb Drugs, Tb Exposure, TB in developing countries, TB and HIV, tb diagnosis, tuberculosis and HIV co-infection, Tuberculosis research
     
     
  • Joanne Turner

    VP of Research, Texas Biomedical Research Institut

    Keywords:
    Tuberculosis, Aging and Disease, Immunology
     
     
  • Jordi Torrelles

    Tuberculosis researcher and scientist

    Keywords:
    Tuberculosis, lung microbiome
     
     
  • Robert Lanford

    Dir. of Southwest National Primate Research Center

    Keywords:
    Hepatitis, Primate Research, Liver Disease
     
     
  • Suzette Tardif

    Scientist and Associate Dir. of Primate Research

    Keywords:
    zika, Reproductive Biology, Aging, Obesity
     
     
  • Marcel Daadi

    Leader of SNPRC Regenerative Medicine & Aging Unit

    Keywords:
    Regenerative Medicine, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Translational Research
     
     
  • Marie-Claire Gauduin

    Assoc. Scientist, Virology & Immunology

    Keywords:
    HIV, AIDS
     
     
  • Raul Bastarrachea

    Scientist

    Keywords:
    Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease
     
     
  • John Bernal

    Assoc, Dir. of Veterinary Resources

    Keywords:
    Animal Behavior, Veterinarian
     
     
  • Jean Patterson

    Virologist

    Keywords:
    Ebola, zika, Biodefense, Biocontainment, biocontainment lab, Biocontainment Laboratory
     
     

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