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Childhood education

As our kids head back to school, UTSA has a long list of experts dedicated to childhood education, from getting the kids ready for a routine, teacher preparedness and even family involvement to help make the transition easier for everyone.

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Books, pencils and vaccinations. They're all a part of parents back to school check list. UTSA is home to the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery. Scientists from both research programs are frequent collaborators with the center on research in vaccine development and the prevention of infectious diseases.

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Unlocking Mysteries of the Brain

UTSA brain researcher Alfonso Apicella recently published research that sheds light on one of the brain’s greatest mysteries: how the two hemisphere of the brain communicate with each other. His focus is the role of a particular brain cell called the GABAergic neuron, which when disrupted leads to diseases like epilepsy and schizophrenia. His findings have the potential to change how clinicians approach treatments for these diseases.

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