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Compound shows promise for minimizing erratic movements in Parkinson’s patients

A new study from Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) and collaborators has identified a promising drug candidate to minimize uncontrolled, erratic muscle movements, called dyskinesia, associated with Parkinson’s disease.
1-Dec-2021 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Age, sex and waning COVID-19 antibodies

As widely-anticipated decisions about COVID-19 vaccine boosters roll out from U.S. agencies today, insights from an independent study underscore why boosters are important for all adults.
19-Nov-2021 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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San Antonio Scientists Staying One Step Ahead of Emerging Pathogens

Four San Antonio research institutes are collaborating to develop treatments against Nipah virus before it spreads. The World Health Organization has named Nipah virus a priority disease in need of urgent research and development because no approved...
26-Oct-2021 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Catching malaria evolution in the act

Ian Cheeseman, Ph.D., and his collaborators can now sequence the genomes of individual parasites found in the blood of infected patients -- even when the infection burden is very low, which can occur during asymptomatic infections. Gaining this...
12-Oct-2021 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Watching SARS-CoV-2 in real time

A version of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, has been successfully modified to glow brightly in cells and animal tissues, providing a real-time way to track the spread and intensity of viral infection as it happens in animal...
27-Sep-2021 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diverse DNA signatures linked to heart disease

Risk for heart disease does not look the same on the genetic level for different population groups, report an international team of researchers this month in the journal JAMA Cardiology. The study, led by Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas...
25-Aug-2021 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomed Receive Continued Full Accreditation From Lab Animal Care Association

AAALAC, the international organization setting the gold standard for research animal care and use, has continued full accreditation status for SNPRC and Texas Biomed, citing dedicated staff and "extremely well cared for animals."
11-Aug-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cutting out the proteins that give SARS-CoV-2 its power

Researchers at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) have narrowed down the proteins enabling SARS-CoV-2 to cause disease. Using advanced genetic engineering techniques developed at Texas Biomed, they systematically deleted the genetic...
30-Jun-2021 12:25 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.



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