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France Awards Climate Scientists With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Grants
(PARIS) — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. The “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants — a nod to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan — are part of Macron’s efforts to counter Trump on the climate change front. Macron announced a contest for the projects in June, hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. More than 5,00...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sylvie Corbet / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron France onetime president trump Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the City of Austin have developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects in raw traffic camera footage and characterize how those objects move and interact. This information can then be analyzed and queried by traffic engineers and officials to improve the safety and performance of the city's transportation network. The work will be presented at the IEEE Big Data conference this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Phase 2 CAR-T study reports significant remission rates at 15-month follow up
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A study involving the recently approved CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy shows that 42 percent of patients with aggressive large B-cell lymphoma remained in remission at 15 months following treatment with axi-cel (marketed as Yescarta ™ ). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Health: The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It
An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during flu season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics PLOS Computational Biology (Journal) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences University of Texas at Austin Source Type: news

PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers and BRCA
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Spanking your child can make them violent later in life
Children who had been punished with physical violence were much more likely to become aggressive with a future romantic partner, according to a study by the University of Texas (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTA researchers show that sexual harassment on the job still carries large impact
(University of Texas at Arlington) Two University of Texas at Arlington researchers have revisited workplace sexual harassment issues after the initial study was done nearly 20 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA researcher helping to improve Corps of Engineers' watershed modeling capability
(University of Texas at Arlington) Assistant Professor Nick Fang will receive $150,000 for 2017 under the contract, which is renewable annually for the next five, to help the Corps of Engineers produce highly accurate hydrologic and hydraulic models that will help the Fort Worth District Water Resources Branch better cope with changing climate and land use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas university student pens "white death" article urging genocide of all whites to achieve "liberation for all"
(Natural News) A Texas State University (TSU) student of Hispanic descent is doubling down on a blatantly racist editorial piece he recently penned for the campus newspaper The University Star that openly calls for the death of all white people. Entitled “Your DNA is an abomination,” the anti-white, hate-filled rant written by Rudy Martinez (who’s pictured... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MD Anderson to present key drug study findings for multiple blood cancers at ASH annual meeting
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will present their latest findings involving drug treatments for blood cancers at the American Society of Hematology's (ASH) Annual Meeting& Exposition Dec. 8-12 in Atlanta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTHealth scientists help explain how dietary fat affects stem cell differentiation
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) You are what you eat when it comes to fat, report scientists from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal Science Advances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Designing a golden nanopill
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Reims reported the results of investigations into the optical properties of complex plasmonic vesicles, which can navigate the bloodstream, and, when hit with a quick pulse of laser light, change shape to release their contents. The researchers used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to gain insights into the how plasmonic nanoparticles can be optimally designed and activated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

T Austin professors discover copy of Jesus' secret revelations to his brother
(University of Texas at Austin) The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus' secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University by biblical scholars at The University of Texas at Austin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reads between the lines in children's vocabulary differences
(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study from the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas found that differences in vocabulary growth among grade school children of different socioeconomic statuses are likely related to differences in the process of word learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH awards Center For BrainHealth $2.5 million to investigate cannabis use disorders
(Center for BrainHealth) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas $2.5 million to examine cannabis use disorders. The five-year brain-imaging study seeks to better understand the brain mechanisms behind problems related to cannabis use, said Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictive Behaviors at the Center for BrainHealth and lead investigator of the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher studies how professional sports fans use mobile phones
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Seok Kang, an associate professor in the Department of Communication at The University of Texas at San Antonio, is researching how professional sports teams build loyalty by engaging their fans through their mobile devices.Kang published " Mobile communication and pro sports: motivation and fan loyalty, " a study in the   International Journal of Mobile Communications that describes the findings of a national panel survey of 405 respondents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metabolites altered in chronic kidney disease
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) A new study that included researchers from Norway, the University of Washington, the University of California San Diego and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now called UT Health San Antonio ™ ) found that dozens of small molecules called metabolites are altered in this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Regenerative vessel stent dev Cardiovate raises $1m
Early stage medical device developer Cardiovate has closed a $1 million seed round to help support research and development for a scaffold the company claims can help regenerate vascular tissue, according to an Xconomy report. The Texas-based company, formed in 2012 by a student and two University of Texas in San Antonio, is developing the NeoVessel, designed to replace portion of clogged blood vessels and encourage new tissue regeneration, according to the report. Cardiovate hopes its product will replace other treatments, including synthetic stents and grafts, and claims that its graft also dissolves after encouraging ti...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stent Grafts cardiovate Source Type: news

UTA detects pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites
(University of Texas at Arlington) Three new research studies from the University of Texas at Arlington have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Healthy Native Youth
HealthyNativeYouth.org, produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides resources for culturally-appropriate sexual health programs to AI/AN youth.  Stakeholders from adolescent health and Indian Country were consulted to build connections, offer input and provide insight. The site can be used by tribal health educators, teachers and parents. It’s designed to provide the training and tools needed to promote ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 Training & Education Source Type: news

Six researchers from MD Anderson elected as AAAS Fellows
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In recognition of their contributions to basic, translational, and clinical research, six faculty members from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UTSA researcher studies evolution of climate change activism
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Luis Hestres, in the Department of Communication at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is researching the evolution of climate change activism and how advocacy groups use digital platforms to mobilize. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive grant to help prevent contaminations in Edwards Aquifer
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Vikram Kapoor, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Drew Johnson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, have been awarded a $692,452 funding agreement through the City of San Antonio's Proposition 1 Edwards Aquifer Protection Program to design and implement a way to track fecal bacteria in the Edwards Aquifer so that major contamination can be stopped before it starts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sexual harassment at work causing women depression
Most victims are female, but complaints by men have risen, found  a University of Texas study. An earlier poll found 1 in 5 British women and 7% of men have suffered sexual harassment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school psychologists in deaf education
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Educational psychology researchers from UTSA received a grant for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UT Dallas study tackles the divide over NFL players' protests
(University of Texas at Dallas) According to a survey by UT Dallas researchers, 90 percent of black college students surveyed supported kneeling during the national anthem compared to 38 percent of non-black respondents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are developing a new tool for liquid biopsy that can detect RNA biomarkers from cancer cells in a patient's blood much more accurately and completely than other existing methods. This could soon provide doctors with a more complete picture of an individual's disease, improving their chances of finding the best treatment, while also sparing patients the pain, inconvenience and long wait times associated with surgical biopsies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quality of care for older Texas patients with colon cancer on the rise, still room for improvement
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center finds adherence to surgical treatment guidelines has improved significantly among older Texas patients with colon cancer since 2001, while adherence to chemotherapy guidelines has remained largely unchanged. The study, published today in Cancer, identifies factors influencing adherence rates, including socioeconomic status and access to skilled physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UTEP team advances in developing vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis
(The University of Texas at El Paso) A research team at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis. During the team's more than four years of research at UTEP's Border Biomedical Research Center, they discovered a vaccine formulation that resulted in a 96 percent decrease in the lesions caused by the illness and showed an 86 percent protection rate from the disease in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UTA's Emotional Robotics Living Lab to focus on robots as companions/caregivers
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate what our future will look like with robots and how they can be integrated into the home to provide physical and emotional support. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

British businesses to set up shop at new Dell Medical School in Austin
The British are coming to the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. The Association of British Healthcare Industries and the Dell Medical School on Thursday announced the establishment of the ABHI Innovation Hub. The hub, a first for ABHI, will offer UK companies the chance to locate themselves at the school to develop their U.S. business “within an ecosystem o f clinicians, investors and mentors,” according to an announcement. It will be within Dell Med’s Health CoLab,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

British businesses to set up shop at new Dell Medical School in Austin
The British are coming to the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. The Association of British Healthcare Industries and the Dell Medical School on Thursday announced the establishment of the ABHI Innovation Hub. The hub, a first for ABHI, will offer UK companies the chance to locate themselves at the school to develop their U.S. business “within an ecosystem o f clinicians, investors and mentors,” according to an announcement. It will be within Dell Med’s Health CoLab,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Drinking alcohol kills new brain cells in adults
A University of Texas study found alcohol is particularly damaging to the region where new brain cells are created to sustain brain function and prevent tumors. The effect was worse in women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTSA counseling researchers receive $800,000 grant to train students for rural areas
(University of Texas at San Antonio) UTSA is collaborating with UT Health San Antonio to train students in integrated behavioral health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic stress hormones may promote resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Retrospective analysis of clinical patient data suggests that beta blocker drugs may slow or prevent the development of resistance to EGFR inhibitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus. The discovery sheds new light on how the virus -- which kills 12,000 to 56,000 people in the United States annually -- often wins, and it could ultimately lead to new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From 'parking lot central' to architectural oasis: Behind the design of Austin's Dell Medical School
The design of Dell Medical School and its surrounding district is meant to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the students, physicians and professors who walk the halls. If that sounds lofty, it's supposed to. The new medical school at the University of Texas at Austin was designed at the cutting edge of architecture, sustainability, education and health care. And UT and partners including Ascension Seton have set a high bar in a slice of Central Austin that is p rime for rapid change. By… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

From 'parking lot central' to architectural oasis: Behind the design of Austin's Dell Medical School
The design of Dell Medical School and its surrounding district is meant to improve the physical and mental well-being of the students, physicians and professors who walk the halls. If that sounds lofty, it's supposed to. The new medical school at the University of Texas at Austin was designed at the cutting edge of architecture, sustainability, education and health care. And UT and partners including Ascension Seton have set a high bar in a slice of Central Austin that is p rime for rapid change. By… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Circulating tumor cells associated with relapse in late-stage melanoma patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A study revealing a connection between circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and relapse in stage IV melanoma patients points to liquid biopsy as a potential predictor of patients at high risk for disease progression. CTCs, tumor cells shed into the bloodstream or lymphatic system, can lead to additional tumor growth and/or metastasis to distant sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study outlines 'perfect storm' that led to Colombia's antibiotic resistance epidemic
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The nearly simultaneous emergence of a gene responsible for producing carbapenemases -- enzymes that kill the most powerful antibiotics used against life-threatening, multidrug-resistant bacterial infections -- coupled with the introduction of a bacterial clone that spread between patients created the 'perfect storm' that led to today's antibiotic resistance epidemic in Colombia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TACC key partner in Dell Medical School's data science initiative for women's health
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced a new partnership with the Dell Medical School's Women's Health research team to be spearheaded by Kelly Gaither, who joins DMS as an associate professor. Gaither will remain in her position as director of Visualization and a senior research scientist at TACC and split her time between the two appointments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher collaborates with Canadian geneticist to explore 30-year old medical case
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Aimin Liu, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has published research demystifying a decades-old medical case. The article, which appeared in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, explores the first confirmed human case of 2,3-dioxygenase deficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher awarded $2.6 million grant to help women recovering from substance abuse
(University of Texas at San Antonio) James H. Bray, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant to lead a project that will provide mental health services and recovery support to high-risk pregnant, postpartum women recovering from substance abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Students explore immigration through a big data lens
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) At the Supercomputing17 conference, diverse undergraduate and graduate students will learn how to use advanced computing to explore the nation's immigration policies as part of the Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute. The program, which debuted in 2016, teaches students how to use data analysis and visualization to develop data-driven policy solutions to pressing social issues. Organized by TACC, XSEDE and SC17, the project applies the world's most cutting-edge technologies to address social change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA's Armstrong, Dasgupta named to 2017 Power List by The Analytical Scientist magazine
(University of Texas at Arlington) Two renowned chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are among those honored as the best and brightest analytical scientists in the world by The Analytical Scientist magazine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bacteria in the gut modulates response to immunotherapy in melanoma
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Bacteria that live in the human digestive tract can influence how cancer responds to immunotherapy, opening a new avenue for research to improve treatment, a team led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in the journal Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology meets in Augusta this week
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) About 200 dermatologists will be coming to Augusta this week for the 41st Annual Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology. The Nov. 3-5 consortium features keynote speaker Dr. Kim Yancey, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, discussing Blistering Diseases: Then and Now, during the Herbert Z. Lund Lecture at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Augusta Convention Center in downtown Augusta, see http://www.secdermmeeting.org/. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher receives $1 million award to aid food security
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Garry Sunter, chair of the UTSA Department of Biology, has received an award worth up to $1 million over four years to develop a technology that enlists insects to deliver genetic therapies that improve the health of vulnerable, mature plants. Sunter is part of a Pennsylvania State University-led team supporting the Defense Advance Research Project Agency's Insect Allies program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Most patients aren't thrilled about their doctor using a computer during office visits, University of Texas researchers report. As electronic medical records become more common, it's not unusual for doctors to enter data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nirenberg, other SA leaders in Germany to expand economic collaboration
San Antonio Mayor on Nirenberg is making good on his promise to work to broaden the city ’s economic opportunities abroad. Nirenberg arrived in Darmstadt, Germany, on Wednesday, accompanied by San Antonio City Councilman Manny Palaez. They are there to finalize the signing of a Sister City Agreement, promote a memorandum of understanding between the University of Texas at San Antonio and Technical University-Darmstadt, as well as to explore opportunities to create build and strengthen economic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news