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!
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. To 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.
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!