Rudy Rudy Gomez, Warriors for Health

Warriors for Health

July 26, 2016
 

They were medical specialists and transport pilots in some of the world’s most hostile regions. They defended the nation in the cyber realm, and faced their own mortality multiple times a day as explosions erupted around them.

Today their service is of a different kind.



The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In: The power of exercise

July 25, 2016
 

Stacey Young-McCaughan, RN, Ph.D., professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine, studies the benefits of running coupled with prolonged exposure therapy to treat PTSD. Her research has also involved the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.



News 4: San Antonio med student on a mission to help kids fighting cancer

July 20, 2016
 

Mecklin Ragan is a third year medical student at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Becoming a doctor is something the Corpus Christi native knew she wanted to do since the summer of 2006. A summer where her world flipped upside down. Watch the full story at News 4


Science Daily: Microscopic collisions help proteins stay healthy

July 20, 2016
 

Studies are providing basic new understanding about ‘heat shock proteins,’ also called’chaperone proteins.  Researchers presented data that show how heat shock proteins break apart protein complexes. Read the full story at Science Daily


obesity, weight loss

Bariatric surgery combats obesity

July 15, 2016
 

Obesity is recognized as a global health crisis, especially in San Antonio where 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.



Alzheimer's Disease

Science Daily: Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s linked to structural flaw

July 14, 2016
 

Researchers found that the nuclei from brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease contained tunnels (arrows) not found in normal brain cells. “We have identified multiple new cellular processes that go awry in Alzheimer’s disease because of pathological tau,” said Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.