Research

UT Health San Antonio gains accreditation from association for lab animal use

July 8, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio has received full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) for the laboratory animal care and use program, announced Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D., vice president for research. The three-year accreditation “is recognized around the world as a symbol of high quality animal care and use […]

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Jennifer Donegan, Ph.D.

Novel gene therapy reduces schizophrenia symptoms

July 8, 2019
 

Human research has shown that the hippocampus is hyperactive in schizophrenia, Dr. Donegan said. It is like a car engine that idles too high in park.

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PopUp Star event to raise awareness of clinical trials

June 26, 2019
 

The Office of the Vice President for Research is taking part in PopUp Star, a global competition being spearheaded by Greater Gift and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals to spread awareness of clinical trials. The office created a team with the name “YOUnite Research” to better market UT Health San Antonio’s volunteer registry platform […]

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Study finds CTE in 6% of subjects

June 21, 2019
 

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. “Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and more common in […]

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Dr. Diogenes honored for dental research in pulp biology

June 19, 2019
 

He has published more than 52 peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters that have generated 1,410 lifetime citations.

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Voelcker Fund awards $900,000 for young faculty research

June 18, 2019
 

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, announced that the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is giving $1 million to the university to support two research projects and one pilot research project, all conducted by rising young faculty.

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