Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Birth Defect Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch recently contacted The University Archives about housing the papers of the Texas Neural Tube Defects(NTD) Project. This project investigated a cluster of three babies with anencephaly that were born at a Brownsville, Texas hospital within 36 hours of each other in 1991. An 8-year federally-funded project investigated the risk factors for neural tube defects and provided counseling and folic acid supplements to mothers to help prevent recurrent NTD cases. Members of the faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio played key roles in this study, which may be of interest to current researchers or graduate students working in the area of neural tube defects.
Papers of the Texas Neural Tube Defects Project that are stored in the University Archives include reports, statistical analyses, journal and newspaper articles, training materials, and correspondence with researchers regarding findings. View the finding aid listing the papers.