Latest Education in San Antonio, Texas Stories

2012-07-10 15:32:17

Sufferers seek out health care more often than others Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis, according to clinical research directed by a UT Medicine San Antonio physician. Clinical tools are available to identify chemical intolerance but health care practitioners may not be using them, lead author David Katerndahl, M.D., M.A., said. The study is in the July 9 issue of Annals of Family Medicine. UT...

2012-05-08 23:03:09

University to Offer Online Master´s Degrees in Nursing and Social Work San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Our Lady of the Lake University announces the launch of two new online master´s degree programs; a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master´s in Social Work (MSW). Both programs address the needs of those individuals with hectic schedules who are looking to further their education, while offering skill sets and a degree in fields that are expected to see growth....

2012-01-23 13:20:26

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people. At least half of them are estimated to be salt-sensitive; their blood pressure rises with sodium intake. New research released today [Jan. 22] shows important aspects of how sodium and potassium are regulated in the kidney. The work, posted online by Nature, also offers insight on how one form of familial high blood pressure disease is inherited. Nephrology researchers in the...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

Collaboration represents new training opportunities for San Antonio professionals. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin is teaming with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to offer human resources and project management training on UTSA's downtown campus. San Antonio's professional community can now take advantage of resources from both of these sister institutions within the UT System. This...

2010-11-22 08:10:00

What prompts normal cells to transform themselves into cancerous cells? Researchers from Texas institutions, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have identified factors in the very first step of the process and reconstituted this first step in the test tube. The latter accomplishment was reported Sunday [Nov. 21] in the top-tier journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The DNA molecule "” the elegant, twin-stranded necklace of life in all cells "” gets...

2010-06-29 12:01:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced today the appointment of Frederick Chang, as the inaugural AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security in the UTSA College of Business. Chang joins UTSA from UT-Austin where he currently serves as the associate dean of information technology for the College of Natural Sciences and as director of the Center for Information Assurance and Security. Chang will assume his role...

2010-04-05 14:55:00

Rice's nano-bio-chip effective in pilot study to detect premalignancies The gentle touch of a lesion on the tongue or cheek with a brush can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques, according to preliminary studies by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The test that uses Rice's diagnostic nano-bio-chip was found to be 97...

2010-02-10 15:26:03

When we put an idea on the back burner, it goes into a processing area of the brain called the default-mode network. This network enables us to hold the low-priority idea in abeyance until a time when we aren't busy with something else. "The default-mode network appears to be the brain's back burner for social decision making," said Peter T. Fox, M.D., director of the Research Imaging Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. "Usually these back-burner ideas...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'