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KENS 5: Air Force vet behind lifesaving whole blood transfusions in S.A.

August 6, 2019

Dr. Donald Jenkins from the Department of Surgery’s Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery was featured in the story below about whole blood transfusions saving lives. Read the story


woman getting heart checked

APOE variants’ effect on mortality studied in 38,000; rare mutation of gene is associated with prolonged survival

August 6, 2019

A new study of 38,537 persons of European ancestry suggests that a rare variation of a gene called APOE may be protective and prolong life, in sharp contrast to a more widely studied APOE variant that increases risk of death. The findings by the E2-CHA …



What you need to know about brain donation

August 6, 2019

A Dialogue on Dementia seminar set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, will focus on the brain donation program, the outcomes and the unlimited potential that comes from this selfless gift.



Altered liver enzymes associated with Alzheimer’s biomarkers

August 1, 2019

Xianlin Han, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and investigator with the Barshop and Biggs institutes, was among co-authors nationwide on a study of liver enzymes and Alzheimer’s disease released July 31 in JAMA NETWORK OPEN. The article i …


Shweta Bansal, M.D.

New treatment option shown for heart failure fluid overload

August 1, 2019

Higher doses of spironolactone, a diuretic (water pill), can prevent the need for dialysis in selected heart failure patients, a UT Health San Antonio study found. The aggressive approach relieved fluid overload safely and effectively in patients who w …


KENS 5: Kids interact with science at UT Health using their brains–literally

August 1, 2019

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio are now inviting kids to study their own brains and behaviors to bring light to their emotional health. Read the story


Parkinson’s center seeking proposals

July 31, 2019

The Perry & Ruby Stevens Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence is soliciting proposals from faculty and postdoctoral fellows for pilot project awards. Deadline for submitting letters of intent is Aug. 30. Click here for complete information


Application process open for Community Service Learning grants

July 30, 2019

Projects should address health needs in San Antonio and surrounding counties.


Dr. Mathias named a RWJF Health Policy Fellow

July 29, 2019

He will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch.


PeopleSoft core business systems available

July 29, 2019

PeopleSoft core business transactional systems are available with cautions in selected areas.


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