Could enhancing the body’s own marijuana-like chemical treat Alzheimer’s?

June 23, 2023

  Can the body’s naturally occurring “pot” be boosted in the brain to treat Alzheimer’s disease? A researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is studying that intriguing question with $4.4 million in newly awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health. Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), derived from marijuana or cannabis plants, […]

People who preserve ‘immune resilience’ live longer, resist infections

June 13, 2023

Multinational study identifies immune resilience as a factor that influences life span, HIV/AIDS, flu, sepsis mortality, recurrent skin cancer and COVID-19 mortality Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, working with collaborators in five countries, today revealed that the capacity to resist or recover from infections and other sources of […]

300 attend ‘Think Science: Dementia in South Texas’

June 12, 2023

Clinical trials, brain and biobank donation and risk factors among topics discussed “Think Science: Dementia in South Texas,” a live event moderated by Nathan Cone of Texas Public Radio, drew 300 people to the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus June 7 for an intriguing and inspiring discussion of a topic important to so […]

School of Health Professions professor aims to elevate and expand dysphagia research in South Texas

June 7, 2023

Giselle Carnaby, PhD, MPH, professor in the Department of Health Sciences with cross-appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, is passionate about her research, which focuses on swallowing disorders (dysphagia), swallowing rehabilitation methods and survivorship.