Story idea: Reduce your risk of dementia: evidence suggests you can

February 14, 2019
 

The little things we do today – in our sleep, diet, stress management and exercise – may have a profound effect on whether we remain sharp in our thinking at the end of our lives. “Protecting your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease: A Panel Discussion on the Role of Sleep, Stress, Diet and Exercise” is scheduled […]

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Story idea: South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference

February 14, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, presents the first South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Feb. 25 and 26 at the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk […]

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Dr. Nambiar

Test for deadly lung disease is used for 1st time in Texas

February 8, 2019
 

A San Antonio pulmonary care team utilizes a new tool to more accurately diagnose idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). A UT Health San Antonio lung specialist is the first in Texas to use a new genomic test to better and less invasively diagnose a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious chronic, progressive and scarring […]

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Dr. Greg Aune

Do all chemotherapies have equal heart risk long term?

January 31, 2019
 

Study of 28,000 childhood cancer survivors finds important differences In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a new study, published Jan. 31 in JAMA Oncology, researchers compared four chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (abnormal heart muscle with impaired function) years after treatment. […]

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STEM-focused teacher conference set for Feb. 2

January 28, 2019
 

Contributed by Chase Fordtran More than 150 area K-12 science educators will attend the largest STEM-focused teacher-led conference in San Antonio on Feb. 2 at UT Health San Antonio. The 9th Annual Teacher Enrichment Leadership Academy conference will provide workshops by fellow teachers, leaders from the local science community and UT Health San Antonio’s own researchers, all focused on […]

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First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

January 7, 2019
 

Small pilot study points to feasibility of larger trials in age-related diseases UT Health San Antonio researchers, collaborating with the Mayo Clinic and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, are the first to publish results on the treatment of a deadly age-related disease in human patients with drugs called senolytics. The findings were posted Jan. […]

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