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NBC: Latino kids need more play space access to tackle obesity

September 7, 2016

Children in Latino communities have far less access to green and play spaces than children in white neighborhoods, and higher obesity rates than their white and black counterparts.



Study shows Hispanics with HIV at high risk of diabetes, obesity

September 7, 2016

As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus.


UT Health Science Center researchers reduce head and neck cancer in mice by 50 percent

September 6, 2016

A multidisciplinary research team at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has found a new way to treat deadly, late-stage head and neck cancer, reducing tumor size in mouse models by 50 percent in just 14 days. The researchers found that targeting both the epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase pathways caused the tumors to shrink. They are seeking funding for clinical trials in humans.



Research shows Hispanics living with HIV at high risk of developing diabetes and obesity

September 6, 2016

Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus. This can pose special problems for patients who live in lower- and middle-income Latin American countries, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic, where resources for primary care are limited, according to a new study in the August edition of the journal PLOS ONE.


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In memoriam: Retired professor Valerie Lawrence, M.D.

September 6, 2016

Valerie A. Lawrence, M.D., professor emeritus, died July 16 in Vancouver, Canada.


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Researchers reduce head and neck cancers in mice by 50 percent

September 6, 2016

A multidisciplinary research team at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has found a new way to treat deadly, late-stage head and neck cancer, reducing tumor size in mouse models by 50 percent in just 14 days. Results were seen in both human cance …


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KENS 5: Breakthrough drug in the battle against Alzheimer’s

September 6, 2016

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, an illness first discovered more than 100 years ago. Now researchers say that there is a possible breakthrough in the battle against the debilitating disease. Watch the full story at KENS 5


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NIH small business workshop is Sept. 7-8

September 2, 2016

Biomedical entrepreneurs and others are invited to attend the NIH Multi-Institutes and Centers Small Business Workshop sponsored by UT System, UTSA and UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The workshop is Sept. 7-8 at UTSA.


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Presidential Award winner: Andrew E. Muck, M.D.

September 2, 2016

Andrew E. Muck, M.D., associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, received a Teaching Excellence Award.



Fox 29: Inside the South Texas Poison Center

September 1, 2016

The South Texas Poison Center handles more than 28,000 calls related to human exposure each year in addition to 13,000 calls for information.


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