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Even low-stress surgery can be fatal for frail patients, study finds

November 13, 2019
 

The threshold for when to perform elective surgery in a frail patient may be much higher than previously thought, according to new research coauthored by Paula Shireman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., of UT Health San Antonio. The journal JAMA Surgery published the findings Nov. 13. The retrospective study of 432,828 patients treated in veterans hospitals between […]

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Boeing grant provides low-cost training in combat PTSD therapies to mental health providers nationwide

November 11, 2019
 

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, fohn@uthscsa.edu, (210) 567-3026 SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 11, 2019) – A grant from Boeing Co. will fund scholarships for 200 community mental health providers nationwide to receive low-cost training in the top treatments for military-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Boeing’s $200,000 grant supports the STRONG STAR Training Initiative at UT Health San […]

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Study: Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration 

November 6, 2019
 

A just-released study by UT Health San Antonio and collaborating institutions shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin. This finding, if furthered, holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in some people, said research first […]

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Science Expo Nov. 2 will give 1,500 teens a hands-on introduction to health careers

October 30, 2019
 

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, fohn@uthscsa.edu, (210) 232-5998 Backup media assistance at the event: Olga Coronado, coronadoo@uthscsa.edu, (210) 639-6273 WHAT:           About 1,500 high school and college students from throughout South Texas will learn how to perform dissections using some of the newest, high-tech, virtual human anatomy software. They’ll also learn to assist breathing using intubation […]

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Biggs Institute seeks 10 volunteers for study of Alzheimer’s drug

October 23, 2019
 

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is recruiting volunteers for a clinical study of an investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The principal investigator for this study is Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute. The Biggs […]

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Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures

October 21, 2019
 

Global research project suggests novel drug targets for brain diseases Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. These structures control a wide array of functions ranging from learning and fear response to heart rate and voluntary movement. Damage […]

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