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World-renowned neuroscientist visits UTSA on May 5 to discuss the quest for consciousness

(April 29, 2009) -- Until half a century ago, scientists were pursuing the mystery of life. Then Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA. Today's neuroscientists are engaged in a similar pursuit for knowledge as they work to unravel the material basis of consciousness. How does the u...

UTSA announces funding for new faculty research

... Antonio In February 2009, the Office of the Vice President of Research at utsa announced it would offer approximately $242,000 through its Collaborative R... and its Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC). The programs help utsa faculty establish new, innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary rese...

UTSA receives federal funding for fossil fuel research

... energy combustion. "This is one of the first grants we have received at utsa to study clean combustion, gasification and energy efficiency," said Efstat...nd other products of combustion. Energy has been a significant focus for utsa in the past year. In April 2008, the university began foundational work to ...

UTSA receives $1.2 million gift from Kleberg Foundation

...icardo Romo, UTSA's president. "This gift will put utsa and nanotechnology research on the map at a time when utsa hopes to become a Top-100 research university." ...rg Foundation is very happy to be a contributor to utsa and the progress that is going forward at the univ...

Researchers Study Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

... from these methods. The results of our study in mice indicate that these methods do not lead to any increased risk of mutations,” said John McCarrey, utsa professor of biology. McCarrey and his graduate student, Patricia Murphey, along with collaborators Drs. Ryuzo Yanagimachi and Yukiko Yamazaki, ...

A Combined Research for Producing Chlamydia Vaccine Begins

...ch, Ashlesh Murthy, a post-doctoral student in the utsa Cell and Molecular Biology program has succeeded i...accine is on the horizon,' said Arulanandam. The utsa researchers have been working with Guangming Zhong...dia as vaccine material and providing them for the utsa researchers to test for efficacy. Source-Eu...
UTSA in Biological News

UTSA psychologist awarded $1 million for memory research

...earch, beginning in July, Smith will be recruiting younger adult volunteers aged 18-30 and older adults, aged 60 and above. Smith, who directs the utsa Cognitive Aging Lab, is studying prospective memory, the act of remembering to complete an intended action. Her research focuses on event-based prosp...

UTSA infectious disease researchers advancing vaccine against Valley fever

...having significantly increased in the last decade. STCEID researchers at utsa and Wilford Hall Medical Center at San Antonio's Lackland Air Force Base ha...000 cases are reported each year," said Garry Cole, professor of biology at utsa and the study's principal investigator. He adds, "But when I look at 100...

UT San Antonio researcher wins $917,000 from NIH to study memory

...e which information to store and which to discard? University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researcher Brian Derrick hopes to soon find out. The utsa neurobiologist, a member of UTSA's Department of Biology and its Neurosciences Institute, has won $917,000 in funding from the National Institutes of ...

UTSA wins San Antonio Area Foundation grant to further chlamydia research

...ccur but are generally less severe. Murthy, a practicing physician from India, entered the Ph.D. program in cellular and molecular biology (CMB) at utsa in 2002. Working alongside Bernard Arulanandam, professor of microbiology and immunology in UTSA's Department of Biology, Murthy has conducted signif...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

...utions, Merck will provide funding for research to utsa and the Health Science Center, whose collaborative...ous to improving public health, it is imperative," utsa President Ricardo Romo said. "This agreement demonstrates our commitment to build utsa into a Top 100 research university and the next gr...

Phasic firing of dopamine neurons is key to brain's prediction of rewards

...Academy of Sciences ' online Early Edition. Carlos Paladini, assistant professor of neuroscience at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and utsa graduate student Collin Lobb collaborated with researchers at The University of Washington at Seattle to study the firing patterns of midbrain dopamin...

Therapeutic cloning gets a boost with new research findings

...ration that cloning does not lead to an increase in the frequency of point mutations. John McCarrey, professor of cellular and molecular biology at utsa and the study's principal investigator, suggests a "bottleneck effect" is partially responsible for the observations his team recorded. "To create a ...

UTSA hosts North American Energy Summit May 1-2

...ee different countries when it hosts the inaugural utsa North American Energy Summit (NAES) May 1-2 in the Buena Vista Building at the utsa Downtown Campus. The summit will feature experts w...cellence in UTSAs strategic plan A Shared Vision: utsa 2016. Through ICARE,...

UTSA receives $822,000 from Kleberg Foundation to enhance scientific research

... utsa President Ricardo Romo used the occasion of the de...ny as the time also to announce the latest gift to utsa from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Klebe...y child of the Klebergs. Groves was joined by utsa Development Board chairman Tom C. Frost in unveili...

UTSA and University in Mexico to collaborate in science research

...utions to collaborate in cutting-edge research. utsa was represented at the event by Harriett Romo, director of the utsa Mexico Center; Julius Gribou, utsa interim provost and vice president for academic af...
UTSA in Biological Technology

UTSA/UTHSCSA publish results on bio-threat agent

... innate and adaptive immunity against tularemia," said Bernard Arulanandam, utsa College of Sciences immunologist and associate professor of biology. "Our ...cle shows the quality of the researchers that we have managed to attract to utsa and we should be proud that important research is taking place on our campu...

UTSA/UTHSCSA publish results on bio-threat agent

... innate and adaptive immunity against tularemia," said Bernard Arulanandam, utsa College of Sciences immunologist and associate professor of biology. "Our ...cle shows the quality of the researchers that we have managed to attract to utsa and we should be proud that important research is taking place on our campu...

UTSA/UTHSCSA publish results on bio-threat agent

... innate and adaptive immunity against tularemia," said Bernard Arulanandam, utsa College of Sciences immunologist and associate professor of biology. "Our ...cle shows the quality of the researchers that we have managed to attract to utsa and we should be proud that important research is taking place on our campu...

UTSA/UT lead national nanoscience consortium

...of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, Cornell University and Case Western Reserve. According to Andrey Chabanov, NIRT Principal Investigator and utsa assistant professor of physics, the team was selected for the very competitive NSF grant on its scientific merit and the potentially broad social imp...
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