Even low-stress surgery can be fatal for frail patients, study finds

November 13, 2019
 

The threshold for when to perform elective surgery in a frail patient may be much higher than previously thought, according to new research coauthored by Paula Shireman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., of UT Health San Antonio. The journal JAMA Surgery published the findings Nov. 13. The retrospective study of 432,828 patients treated in veterans hospitals between […]

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Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration, study shows

November 11, 2019
 

This finding, if furthered, holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in some people.

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Study: Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration 

November 6, 2019
 

A just-released study by UT Health San Antonio and collaborating institutions shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin. This finding, if furthered, holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in some people, said research first […]

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Biggs Institute seeks 10 volunteers for study of Alzheimer’s drug

October 23, 2019
 

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is recruiting volunteers for a clinical study of an investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The principal investigator for this study is Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute. The Biggs […]

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Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures

October 21, 2019
 

Global research project suggests novel drug targets for brain diseases Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. These structures control a wide array of functions ranging from learning and fear response to heart rate and voluntary movement. Damage […]

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With precision therapeutics initiative, San Antonio is skating to where the puck is going to be

October 15, 2019
 

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, joined three fellow presidents on Oct. 15 to discuss the newly announced San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics. Dr. Henrich participated in a panel with Dr. Taylor Eighmy, president of The University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. Larry Schlesinger, president of Texas Biomedical […]

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