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New Study Reveals the Origin of Complex Malaria Infections

– New technology employing single cell genome sequencing of the parasite that causes malaria has yielded some surprising results and helps pave the way for possible new intervention strategies for this deadly infectious disease, according to Texas...
8-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis

A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose...
17-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Common Diabetes Medications Tested for Anti-Aging Effects

Two drugs already on the market to treat type two diabetes are being tested in nonhuman primates to see if they can impact the aging process. Researchers dosed marmosets with Metformin and Acarbose and found no adverse side effects
4-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Collaboration with Texas Biomed, SwRI and UT Health San Antonio targets Bladder Cancer

The San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF) has awarded Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi B. Torrelles, Ph.D., with a $173,000 grant to study a modified Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette et Guérin (BCG) vaccine shown to have...
30-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed Forms Scientific Advisory Board

As part of Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s strategic plan to grow the organization into the leading infectious disease research institute in the country, Texas Biomed has established a renowned external scientific advisory board. Five...
23-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Southwest National Primate Research Center Welcomes New Veterinarian

Anna Goodroe, D.V.M., DACLAM, is the newest veterinarian to join the staff at the Southwest National Primate Research Center on the Texas Biomedical Research Institute campus. As an Assistant Veterinarian, she is part of the Veterinary Resources and...
9-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed Awarded $2.8 Million NIH Grant for Novel TB Research

Researchers at Texas Biomedical Research Institute are zeroing in on a new way to target tuberculosis (TB) infection. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $2.8 million grant for scientists to study the role of lung...
1-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed continues testing Ebola therapies and vaccines showing promise in outbreak areas

In mid-August 2019, human clinical trials were halted in the current Ebola epidemic that has claimed more than 2,100 lives in Africa. The findings resulted in the discontinuation of two of the drugs in the trial. Future patients will be randomly...
26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT 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.


  • Jean Patterson


    Ebola, zika, Biodefense, Biocontainment, biocontainment lab, Biocontainment Laboratory
  • Joanne Turner

    VP of Research, Texas Biomedical Research Institut

    Tuberculosis, Aging and Disease, Immunology
  • John Bernal

    Assoc, Dir. of Veterinary Resources

    Animal Behavior, Veterinarian
  • Jordi Torrelles

    Tuberculosis researcher and scientist

    Tuberculosis, lung microbiome
  • Larry Schlesinger

    President/CEO Texas Biomedical Research Institute

    Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics
  • Marcel Daadi

    Leader of SNPRC Regenerative Medicine & Aging Unit

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

    Assoc. Scientist, Virology & Immunology

  • Raul Bastarrachea


    Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Robert Lanford

    Dir. of Southwest National Primate Research Center

    Hepatitis, Primate Research, Liver Disease


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