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Health is why

December 14, 2015

Several teams from the Health Science Center participated in the 2015 San Antonio Heart & Stroke Walk held Dec. 12 at Nelson Wolff Stadium.



Research teams present findings at Breast Cancer Symposium

December 14, 2015

Research studies conducted by the CTRC and School of Medicine of the Health Science Center were presented during the 38th annual AACR-CTRC San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held Dec. 8-12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


Scientists learn how poxviruses defeat the body’s host defense

December 10, 2015

Virologists in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio discovered how poxviruses overcome their hosts’ immune defenses. The factor the viruses overcome is also involved in some cancers, so the finding has implications for cancer therapy, as well.


UT Health Science Center San Antonio first U.S. site to offer new immunotherapy cancer trial for children

December 10, 2015

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is the first study site in the United States to offer a clinical trial evaluating a promising new immunotherapy agent in children and young adults who do not respond well to traditional therapy or whose cancer comes back.



Small patient, big questions

December 9, 2015

Luke Castellanos seemed no worse for wear as he sat with his parents in a room at University Hospital recently, just a few days before his fourth birthday, posing for pictures and playing with a new stuffed dog. Luke, the youngest of five, was born pre …


Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D. (left) poses with Cody Knowlton, president and CEO of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.

$1 million for Alzheimer’s research

December 4, 2015

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center, personally thanked Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio trustees Dec. 3 for their unprecedented grant of $1,050,000 toward South Texas’ first Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Disease. The grant is the largest in the foundation’s history.


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Local researchers studying a solution for dry mouth

December 1, 2015

Researchers at UTHSCSA are hopeful a new technique of growing cells will be able to help people with dry mouth. Read the full story at KSAT-12 News


Chih-Ko Yeh, BDS, PhD

Researchers using new method to relieve chronic dry mouth

December 1, 2015

We have four major salivary glands and hundreds more in our mouth- not that we really notice, except when those glands are damaged. That’s when the pain and dryness can be excruciating. Researchers using a new method of growing cells may have found the …


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Two named to UT System’s Shine Academy

December 1, 2015

Alan Y. Sakaguchi, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, and Sara L. Gill, Ph.D., professor of family and community health systems in the School of Nursing, have been selected as members of the University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education.


Academic Learning and Teaching Center (ALTC) Dedication

Faculty Showcase puts spotlight on new Academic Learning & Teaching Center

December 1, 2015

The 2nd Annual Faculty Showcase of Educational Innovations, with the theme of “Learning Spaces,” spotlighted the new Academic Learning & Teaching Center (the ALTC) and watched a “First Look Tour” video of the center.


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