June 2019
Success
Dr. Raul Bastarrachea on KENS 5
News Outlets Focus on Texas Biomed's Recent Scientific Successes!

The accomplishments of Texas Biomed scientists have been turning a lot of heads in the media. Click on these links to read and listen to stories from the San Antonio Express-News on Zika vaccine research, The Washington Post on marmosets as a model for healthy longevity, KENS 5 on a metabolic study with partners in Mexico, News 4 San Antonio on Biosafety Level 4 research, and Texas Public Radio on a new grant to fund anti-aging research. We've strengthened our efforts to educate people about our science and get the word out about our focus on infectious disease research! 
Innovation
New Grant Funds Anti-Aging Study

The William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation has awarded Texas Biomed Associate Professor Marcel Daadi, Ph.D., with a grant of more than $100,000 to test a promising FDA-approved drug for reversing age-related cognitive decline and memory deficits observed in aged baboons. A cancer drug may be useful in improving the neurocognitive health of research animals and someday -- humans. T o measure the impact of the drug, researchers will employ interdisciplinary approaches including behavioral neuroscience and multimodal brain imaging in collaboration with the UT Health Research Imaging Institute.
Collaboration 
Infected mosquitoes spread Zika.
DOD Grant Funds Zika Vaccine Testing

Texas Biomed is collaborating with Trudeau Institute and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to test a promising vaccine to protect people against the emerging Zika virus. Professor Jean Patterson, Ph.D., is a Principal Investigator who describes a "sense of urgency" in the medical community to come up with a way to protect vulnerable populations, like pregnant women. The disease -- transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito -- is associated with devastating birth defects. The Department of Defense is providing Texas Biomed with $2 million for this study as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
Education
2019 TEI Summrer of Science Leadership Camp participants
Helping Teachers "Do Science"
 
Science educators from different grade levels and different schools spent an intense two days at Texas Biomed, learning the ins and outs of biomedical research and the people who make it happen. These men and women are part of the  Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) of UT Health San Antonio The teachers took tours of our campus and interviewed Texas Biomed employees about their jobs in an effort to better translate and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We know what they learned at the Institute will inspire them to become even better classroom teachers!
New Podcasts
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Wendy Rigby
Media and Communications Specialist
8715 W. Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78227
wrigby@txbiomed.org