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Texas Biomed dedicates Earl Slick Research Center, a new 70,000 square foot laboratory and scientific support building to speed discovery | 03.24.2014

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s new $27 million science complex, funded entirely by donors, will be dedicated at 2:30 pm on March 27. It is part of a campus master plan that includes a major effort to recruit world-class scientists, enhance existing research programs and initiate new ones to accelerate the pace of discovery. | Read the full story

New study of human blood fluke parasites identifies drug resistance mutations; raises hopes for improved therapies | 11.21.2013

An international group of scientists led by Tim Anderson Ph.D., at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Philip LoVerde Ph.D., at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has identified the mutations that result in drug resistance in a parasite infecting 187 million people in South America, Africa and Asia. The new finding allows detailed understanding of the drugs’ mechanism of action and raises prospects of improved therapies. | Read the full story

New baboon studies may help explain why some people who take drugs for osteoporosis are at risk for leg bone fractures | 11.14.2013

Research with baboons at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute may help explain why some people who take bone-strengthening drugs like bisphosphonates are at-risk for atypical fractures in the long bones in their legs. | Read the full story

San Antonio Vaccine Development Center to present 2nd research symposium Nov. 15 | 11.08.2013

The second San Antonio Vaccine Symposium, titled “Vaccine Antigen Discovery and Vaccine-Induced Immunity,” is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the HEB University Center Ballroom at The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus. | Read the full story

Brain aging is conclusively linked to genes; a crucial first step in finding biological mechanisms of normal aging | 11.04.2013

For the first time in a large study sample, the decline in brain function in normal aging is conclusively shown to be influenced by genes, say researchers from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Yale University. | Read the full story

Lloyd Phinney. leader in laboratory animal medicine, is appointed assistant director at Southwest National Primate Research Center | 10.15.2013

In his new position, Phinney is responsible for the daily supervision of the SNPRC’s veterinary professional and technical staff and assists in the management of all veterinary resources and research support activities. | Read the full story

Stevens Foundation of Kerrville awards $1.5 million to Texas Biomed to study causes and potential therapies for Parkinson's disease | 08.05.2013

The Perry & Ruby Stevens Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute to advance existing neurological research in the study of the causes of, and therapeutic approaches to, Parkinson’s disease. | Read the full story

Mexican American youth show signs of metabolic syndrome: early screening critical to reduce risk of future diabetes, heart disease | 07.11.2013

Mexican American children are experiencing substantial burdens of obesity, pre-diabetes, and other health problems which historically would have been expected to develop much later in life. The findings of a new study by Texas Biomed scientists argue for early screening and intervention to delay or avoid chronic health problems as these children age. | Read the full story

Ruth Ruprecht, a pioneer in AIDS-related research and vaccines, and in breast cancer, is appointed to virology position at Texas Biomed | 07.10.2013

Ruth M. Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has been appointed to the position of Scientist and Director of the AIDS Research Program in the Department of Virology and Immunology at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. | Read the full story

Texas Biomed Responds to NIH Decision on Chimpanzees in Biomedical Research June 26, 2013 | 06.27.2013

In response to Dr. Collins’s statement today, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute agrees that chimpanzees living under the stewardship of research centers should continue to be provided with an appropriate environment for their physical and psychological needs. However, we are disappointed in most of the responses of NIH to the Council of Council’s recommendations. | Read the full story