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Inflammatory marker linked to dementia

December 12, 2019

Elevated levels of marker associated with brain atrophy, decline in executive functions An inflammatory marker called sCD14 is related to brain atrophy, cognitive decline and dementia, according to a study of more than 4,700 participants from two large community-based heart studies. The study was published Dec. 9 in the journal Neurology. “We have strong reason […]

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Leukemia, lymphoma squarely in sights of new class of drugs

December 6, 2019

UT Health San Antonio researchers, working with collaborators at the University of Florida, have discovered a safe and potent next generation of drugs to fight multiple types of leukemia and lymphoma in adults and children. The journal Nature Medicine reported the findings Dec. 2. “This is a new class of drugs called PROTACs that target […]

Drs. Mesa, Rios, Croyle, Ramirez and Lopez

Researchers identify top ways to stop projected 142% rise in Latino cancer

December 4, 2019

Media Contact: Cliff Despres, (210) 562-6517, SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 4, 2019) – As U.S. Latinos face a staggering 142% projected rise in cancer cases by 2030, UT Health San Antonio leaders gathered international cancer experts to publish a new book with innovative research and recommendations to reduce Latino cancer. The book, Advancing the Science […]

Dr. Virginia Kaklamani

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium leads way to new cancer treatments

December 3, 2019

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 3, 2019) ― More than 7,000 physicians and researchers from around the world will converge on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St., Dec. 10-14, to attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium® (SABCS®). Founded, owned and operated by UT Health San […]

Pioneering scientist Dr. Jean Jiang named AAAS Fellow

November 27, 2019

Jean X. Jiang, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and structural biology and holder of the Zachry Distinguished University Chair at UT Health San Antonio, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS announced her selection Nov. 26. Dr. Jiang was honored for “distinguished contributions to the field of […]

Morningside Ministries, UT Health San Antonio provide tango classes to seniors

November 21, 2019

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn,, (210) 232-5998 Onsite contacts: UT Health San Antonio – Sara Massoud, (915) 731-3514 Morningside Ministries – Gracy Vargas, (210) 264-2482 SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 21, 2019) — Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs in Boerne and UT Health San Antonio are teaming up to offer “Tango Together” for Menger Springs residents with […]