August 10, 2016
Melatonin, a hormone found in plants and animals alike, is most often associated with sleep. Secreted by the pineal gland in the human brain, its levels ebb and flow throughout the day, following a circadian rhythm and peaking at nighttime as it alerts the body to the end of the waking day Read the full […]
August 10, 2016
There is much to gain by having The University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson, the top-ranked cancer-treatment hospital in the country, collaborate on expanding the services available in San Antonio.
August 5, 2016
Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are providing basic new understanding about “heat shock proteins,” also called “chaperone proteins.” Researchers presented data that show how heat shock proteins break apart protein complexes.
July 27, 2016
The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) recently awarded $200,000 through its “Clusters in Research Excellence: Brain Health” to researchers at the Health Science Center and UTSA to advance research in brain health.
July 25, 2016
Stacey Young-McCaughan, RN, Ph.D., professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine, studies the benefits of running coupled with prolonged exposure therapy to treat PTSD. Her research has also involved the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.
July 14, 2016
Researchers found that the nuclei from brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease contained tunnels (arrows) not found in normal brain cells. “We have identified multiple new cellular processes that go awry in Alzheimer’s disease because of pathological tau,” said Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.