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2013-11-21 15:40:55

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. "This is a major advance," said...

2013-07-11 16:21:49

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 in San Antonio argue for early screening and intervention to delay or avoid chronic health problems as these children age. Directed by Texas Biomed scientist Ravindranath Duggirala, Ph.D., in collaboration with scientists from UT Health Science...

Scientists Identify 4 Genes Responsible For Levels Of ‘Bad’ Cholesterol
2013-05-16 09:10:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of “bad cholesterol,” which could lead to the development of new drug therapies to reduce the risk of heart disease. The findings will be published in the Journal of Lipid Research. "Our findings are important because they provide new targets for the development of novel drugs to reduce heart disease risk in...

2013-04-29 11:36:57

A novel drug developed by Gilead Sciences and tested in an animal model at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio suppresses hepatitis B virus infection by stimulating the immune system and inducing loss of infected cells. In a study conducted at Texas Biomed's Southwest National Primate Research Center, researchers found that the immune modulator GS-9620, which targets a receptor on immune cells, reduced both the virus levels and the number of infected liver cells in...

2013-04-08 11:49:56

Potential weakness identified in make-up of these deadly agents can immediately yield a sensitive test By screening a library of a billion llama antibodies on live Ebola viruses in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute's highest biocontainment laboratory, scientists in San Antonio have identified a potential weakness in the make-up of these deadly agents that can immediately yield a sensitive test. "Detecting single viral protein components can be challenging, especially at very low...

2013-01-11 13:06:15

Raises hope for developing new therapies for many diseases Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have for the first time demonstrated that baboon embryonic stem cells can be programmed to completely restore a severely damaged artery. These early results show promise for eventually developing stem cell therapies to restore human tissues or organs damaged by age or disease. "We first cultured the stem cells in petri dishes under special conditions to make them...

2012-04-05 21:17:39

Emergence of resistance to the drug artemisinin in western Thailand has created a critical point in global efforts to control and eliminate malaria worldwide, according to a new study published in the Lancet, a British Medical Journal, by researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and their collaborators in Thailand. A second study, published concurrently in the journal Science by the same research groups, identifies a major region of the malaria parasite genome associated with...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.