UT Health San Antonio, University Health trial shows bionic pancreas improves type 1 diabetes management compared to standard insulin delivery methods

September 28, 2022

Contacts: Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Andrea Wazir, University Health, (210) 358-2347, Andrea.Wazir@uhs-sa.com SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2022) — A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of-care management among people […]

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Dozens more genes linked with stroke; potential drug targets identified

September 28, 2022

Findings reported in Nature have implications for future dementia care, as well. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2022) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are part of an international team that discovered 61 additional genetic loci associated with stroke and […]

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Diabetes self-care reached by 32% who built trust with community health workers

September 26, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 26, 2022) — One-third of 986 patients achieved long-term self-care of their type 2 diabetes after building trusting relationships with community health workers (promotores in Spanish) over 12 weeks, according to a newly published study by faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]




Carlayne Jackson, MD, named chair of neurology in Long School of Medicine

September 23, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 23, 2022) — Carlayne E. Jackson, MD, a specialist in the treatment and research of neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at […]

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CPRIT awards $8 million for Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute core labs

September 14, 2022

Pediatric cancer is one of multiple streams of research and care in cancer that contribute to the mission of the National Cancer Institute-designated Mays Cancer Center. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 14, 2022) — The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today announced two awards totaling $8 million to support […]

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