Dementia trend shows later onset with fewer years of the disease

April 20, 2018
 

The diagnosis is one that a family never wants to hear: Your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your mother has stroke-related dementia. A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia’s impact might be compressing a bit. That is, people might be developing dementia later and living with […]

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FDA panel recommends CBD medication for epilepsy

April 20, 2018
 

se E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and physiology at UT Health San Antonio and assistant dean of the institution’s M.D./Ph.D. program, reviewed clinical studies of the drug, which would be sold under the brand name Epidiolex.

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Expert panel recommends CBD medication for use in 2 epilepsies

April 19, 2018
 

Dr. Jose Cavazos of UT Health San Antonio serves on FDA advisory committee. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on April 19 recommended approval of the first cannabidiol (CBD) medicine for prescription use in two severe pediatric epilepsy syndromes. The vote was 13-0. Jose E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and physiology […]

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Brain Bowl to test neuroscience knowledge

April 16, 2018
 

Outstanding biology, chemistry and psychology students from three schools will compete.

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Remembering Barb: Caregiver shares memories with palliative care students

April 12, 2018
 

Longtime nurse recalls the highs and lows of being the caregiver for her special, lifelong companion.

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Pancreatic cancer research method

Injecting gene cocktail into mouse pancreas leads to humanlike tumors

April 5, 2018
 

The groundbreaking technology could revolutionize studies of pancreatic cancer initiation and progression, and spur new drug development.

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