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Grape ingredient resveratrol increases beneficial fat hormone

January 7, 2011

Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describe a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects.


Link between signaling molecules could point way to therapies for epilepsy, stroke, other diseases

January 7, 2011

In the Old West, camps sent smoke signals across distances to share key developments or strategy. Likewise, two important signaling molecules communicate across nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity, neuroscientists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio reported today.


Scientists shed light on what causes brain cell death in Parkinson’s patients

January 6, 2011

New findings could lead to new treatments for the 95 percent of Parkinson’s cases with no known cause


Texas Forum on Blood Cancer set for Feb. 12 in San Antonio

January 6, 2011

Texas Forum on Blood Cancer, a free educational event offering the latest information on therapies, childhood cancers and survivorship challenges, featuring leading hematology and oncology researchers and therapists, open to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.


Medical toxicologist named to board that advises the nation

January 4, 2011

Miguel C. Fernández, M.D., medical toxicologist at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was appointed this month to the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.


Hospitalized children to receive holiday gifts Through UT Health Science Center’s Gifts for Children project

January 4, 2011

Hospitalized children will have a more cheerful holiday when they receive presents collected through the UT Health Science Center’s Gifts for Children holiday service project.


Free public lecture: “How can I avoid getting breast cancer?”

January 4, 2011

Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Clinic at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), will lead a free discussion on breast health and breast cancer prevention Jan. 13.


San Antonio studies seek to understand who – and how fast – prostate cancer will strike

December 28, 2010

The CTRC is currently enrolling patients for three studies aiming to find a blood or urine test that would read prostate cancer biomarkers


Longest-lived naked mole rat in captivity dies after 30 years

December 21, 2010

After living a world-record three decades in captivity, a naked mole rat — affectionately known as Old Man — has died at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Promising targeted leukemia therapy helps patients in CTRC Phase I clinical trial

December 16, 2010

Daniel Gilbert, 72, moved here from Fort Worth to be near his son after becoming very ill with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).


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