Researchers discover genes linked to brain shrinkage

October 2, 2020
 

A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter.




On streets of injustice, here’s how we drive toward transportation equity for Latinos

September 30, 2020
 

New reports from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio investigate the failure of investing in project-by-project transportation projects, and recommend systemic changes to reverse unfair planning practices that overlook Latino communities. By Cliff Despres Latinos face many transportation inequities, as years of unjust street planning practices have ignored them and cut them off from […]




Clues sought for why pediatric cancer survivors develop heart failure

September 25, 2020
 

Cancer chemotherapy changes the function of cells that repair heart injury, researchers at UT Health San Antonio discovered. Twenty percent of children treated with drugs called anthracyclines go on to suffer heart failure later in life.




Residents with prediabetes needed for medications study

September 25, 2020
 

175 area residents with a diagnosis of prediabetes are encouraged to enroll in a clinical trial offered by UT Health San Antonio and University Health System.




New standard for measuring chemical intolerance

September 25, 2020
 

Researchers developed and validated a three-question, yes-or-no survey that primary care providers, allergists, dermatologists and other specialists can incorporate into patient visits.




160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in study of 45,000 adults

September 25, 2020
 

Comparison of genes and MRI results shows associations A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter. The study, published Sept. […]