Research


U.S. News & World Report: This old drug could boost your memory

July 5, 2016

A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests. Methylene blue has been used in medicine for more than a century, said Timothy Duong, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.



Advancements in new hepatitis C treatments

June 3, 2016

Hepatitis C is the leading blood-borne disease in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million people developing a chronic infection. While the outlook for treating hepatitis C was grim just a few years ago, now most patients can be cured with direct-acting antiviral medications, many of them evaluated at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.


Research team at CTRC.

CTRC among the top 10 SWOG institutions

June 3, 2016

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center has been named among the top 10 of the 990 institutions that are members of SWOG, an international network of researchers that design and conduct cancer clinical trials.



Erase Cancer

CPRIT awards $10.9 million to Greehey institute for cancer research

May 20, 2016

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center of the Health Science Center garnered $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)―a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state.



3d Render DNA Structure

SALSI awards grants to Health Science Center researchers

May 19, 2016

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) has awarded $200,000 through its innovation grants to lead scientists at the Health Science Center and UTSA conducting research on technology solutions in health care.



PTSD

PTSD linked to low levels of fat hormone

May 11, 2016

Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories. Researchers in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center now report a biological mechanism that might explain why these individuals are less able to extinguish the fear of past dangers.