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Barshop Institute researchers study alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Naturally occurring protein in body could treat alcoholic liver disease

June 22, 2018

Chronic alcohol drinking affects 16 million people in the United States, and one of the results is fatty liver damage leading to cirrhosis (scarring). Liver cirrhosis is the 12th-leading cause of death nationwide. Researchers at UT Health San Antonio’s Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies and Department of Molecular Medicine have […]

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Psychiatric disorders often share common genetic risk, according to study of more than 850,000 patients

June 22, 2018

By poring over data from hundreds of thousands of patients, a worldwide team that included Sudha Seshadri, M.D., of UT Health San Antonio, found that psychiatric disorders share a great deal of common genetic variant risk, whereas neurological disorders appear to be more distinct from one another and from the psychiatric disorders. Dr. Seshadri is […]

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Male High School Student Talking To Teacher By Lockers

New Action Pack helps schools become ‘trauma sensitive’ to kids

June 20, 2018

Media contact: Cliff Despres, (210) 562-6517, SAN ANTONIO (June 21, 2018) — About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other trauma. These kids face deep emotional, physical and mental scars. How can schools support and help students dealing with trauma? The new Salud America! “Trauma-Sensitive School Action Pack” is a […]

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NCI-Designated Cancer Centers endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers

June 7, 2018

Cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) are a significant public health problem. The National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers fully endorse the goal of eliminating cancers caused by HPV through gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.

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Brain connect the dots graphic

Dementia and genes to be discussed June 14

June 6, 2018

Dementia, a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with the activities of daily life, is not the result of a single mutation in a single gene, said Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. On the […]

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UT Health San Antonio receives $24 million NIH research boost

May 31, 2018

For the third time in 10 years, UT Health San Antonio has garnered highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to speed the translation of research discovery into improved patient care. UT Health San Antonio will receive $24 million over the next five years under the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. The […]

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