Mark and Scott Kelly

NASA Twins Study includes team from UT Health San Antonio

April 15, 2019
 

What happens to an astronaut who is aboard the International Space Station for a year? How do the health effects compare to his twin brother who remains on Earth? – Kumar Sharma, M.D., and Manjula Darshi, Ph.D., from UT Health San Antonio’s Center for Renal Precision Medicine, together with Brinda Rana, Ph.D., from the University […]

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TechNovum to accelerate translation of discoveries

April 5, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio, the city’s main biomedical research institution, announces the establishment of TechNovum, a technology commercialization accelerator. TechNovum will pair UT Health San Antonio faculty investigators with mentors from the business community, and coach them through the market validation of their biomedical products, preparation of a business plan, and pitching their technologies. The […]

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Deer Park fire

Texas Poison Network response to Deer Park fire questions

March 21, 2019
 

The South Texas Poison Center at UT Health San Antonio is part of the Texas Poison Network. With the Deer Park chemical fire in suburban Harris County making headlines in recent days, the state network provided the following information as a service to the public statewide. Shawn Varney, M.D., director of the South Texas Poison […]

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Heart

Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator

March 18, 2019
 

Thousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death. AICDs administer shocks based on data from intra-cardiac electrocardiograms (ECGs) obtained from leads that measure the […]

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And the Oscar [or in this case residency] goes to …

March 7, 2019
 

The 2019 Academy Awards may be over, but the medical school version happens this month. Cover the action as UT Health San Antonio’s senior medical students learn where they will spend the next three to seven years in residency training. None of them knows until the envelope is opened! WHAT:          “Match Day 2019,” when […]

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Dr. Sudha Seshadri

Bill and Rebecca Reed give $1 million to Glenn Biggs Institute

March 5, 2019
 

Bill and Rebecca Reed, members of the Development Board at UT Health San Antonio, are giving $1 million to advance the missions of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, announced the Reeds’ contribution Feb. 24 at “Dialogues on Dementia at […]

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