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Scientists from UT Health San Antonio are among the select few who have expanded their research to include the final frontier.

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Researchers in San Antonio have made a breakthrough in autism research using gene editing.

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Researchers with University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio co-authored a groundbreaking study on post-traumatic stress disorder published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study found a common therapy proven effective for civilians also works for service members with combat PTSD.

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Memories are a crucial part of getting through the day, doing your job, and your identity. While memories can often feel like absolute truth, science doesn't agree. 

Creating and storing memories is not a fail-proof process and is not yet completely understood. According to the most recent theory, when something happens, different parts of the scenario are stored in different areas of the brain. As the memory is recalled, it is actually reconstructed and sometimes pieces are missing or put back in the wrong order.

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On Thursday, a science major came to the City, quite literally. The San Antonio City Council approved a $1 million economic incentive fund grant to help relocate the Rostock, Germany-based biotechnology company, Cytocentrics Bioscience to the city. The company, which offers both a product portfolio and services, will have its international corporate headquarters in San Antonio’s District 9.

As part of this relocation deal, the company will, in turn, create 300 high-paying jobs in the region, with an average salary of $70,000, invest $15 million, and enter into a research and development partnership with the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (CIDD), a joint venture between the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, as well as another partnership for workforce development with the Alamo Colleges.

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SAN ANTONIO — A new Master of Science in Respiratory Care degree will be offered by the School of Health Professions, part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with an eye on the number of people that suffer from respiratory diseases — from asthma to COPD — in the U.S.

The school received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer the degree. Students can begin the application process for the new master’s degree program. The first class of students for the two-year program will begin in fall 2015.


David Williams was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. The cancer was attacked with radiation and chemotherapy and then removed. But it was back within the year.

Rather than go through the harsh regimen again, doctors from the Cancer Therapy & Research  Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center suggested a new treatment. A treatment that would turn Williams, a 54 year-old Natalia man, into what is essentially, a guinea pig. 

The future of medicine will be in San Antonio this week. It's a future where spinal cord injuries are healed and the paralyzed can walk again - a future where body parts and organs are regrown for transplant - a future where diabetes and Parkinson's is a thing of the past and a future where people can live with extended youth.

The World Stem Cell Summit comes to the city with a who's who of the world of breakthrough medicine.

The 2014 World Stem Cell Summit opens in San Antonio this week with dozens of scientists presenting their research from around the globe.

The event begins with an education event at the UT Health Science Center that is open to the public.

Research is well on its way to discovering important advances to solve complicated medical problems, but many are still hesitant and critical of regenerative medicine.



The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is adding on-site healthcare for thousands of parents whose young children are enrolled in Head Start, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.

The San Antonio program is considered a model for other cities in South Texas.

The first program at AVANCE’s Head Start Center on Castroville Road offered preventive and primary healthcare services for children up to the age of three, right at their school.