‘We have an obligation to help others’

October 28, 2022

For teenager Arhan Rao, repurposing an antidepressant drug to treat cancer is the opening act in a career of serving patients by finding new ways to stop tumors. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 28, 2022) — As Arhan Rao, 17, watched his grandfather sicken with cancer and die three years ago, a goal […]

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Experts support continued colonoscopy use to prevent and detect colorectal cancer

October 27, 2022

Mays Cancer Center/UT Health San Antonio panel responds to recent study Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 27, 2022) — A recently published European study that minimizes the benefits of colonoscopy to prevent colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths has several limitations and must not deter anyone 45 and older from being screened, experts […]

Leaders celebrate topping out of UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital

October 17, 2022

Half-a-billion-dollar hospital will be unique for specialized care, new services to the region and clinical trials in a patient-centered atmosphere. Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Monica Taylor, 210-508-2488, taylorm1@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 17, 2022) — Surgeries in multiple specialties, new services for the region including stem cell therapies and bone marrow transplants, and access […]

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Clusters of genes help mice live longer, team reports

October 12, 2022

The NIA Interventions Testing Program, including UT Health San Antonio, collaborated with peers in Tennessee and Switzerland. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 12, 2022) — Researchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Interventions Testing Program recently reported the discovery of multiple candidate genes that influence longevity. The three Interventions Testing Program […]

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Study links omega-3s to improved brain structure, cognition at midlife

October 10, 2022

Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in middle age, new evidence indicates. Having at least some omega-3s in red blood cells was associated with better brain structure and cognitive function among healthy study volunteers in their 40s and 50s.

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