Large Alzheimer’s study discovers 5 new genes of risk

March 4, 2019
 

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Largest Alzheimer’s study discovers 5 new genes of risk

March 1, 2019
 

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase Alzheimer’s risk. The meta-analysis, which combines and reevaluates data collected by four consortia that make up the International Genomic […]

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J.M.R. Barker Foundation donates $2.5 million for biobank to study diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s

February 22, 2019
 

By Catherine Duncan A $2.5 million gift from the J.M.R. Barker Foundation will allow UT Health San Antonio to establish a centralized biobank that will accelerate the pace of biomedical research and further support the university’s national leadership in key research areas including cancer, Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, aging and more. The biobank […]

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UT Health San Antonio researchers awarded $3 million for cancer studies

February 22, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers will receive $3 million in new grants announced Feb. 21 by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

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CPRIT awards $3 million to UT Health San Antonio cancer researchers

February 21, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers will receive $3 million in new grants announced Thursday (Feb. 21) by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Ewing sarcoma research Yuzuru Shiio, M.D., Ph.D., of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio, was awarded $1.2 million to further studies of Ewing […]

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Diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery is well recognized, but for a few, low blood sugars develop years afterward

February 19, 2019
 

Bariatric surgery is a vital weight-loss treatment for people who have a body mass index consistently over 40, or have a BMI over 35 joined by type 2 diabetes or other risk factors. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the two most commonly performed bariatric procedures to treat these patients. “These two surgeries are the […]

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