News Releases

Dementia trend shows later onset with fewer years of the disease

April 20, 2018

The diagnosis is one that a family never wants to hear: Your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your mother has stroke-related dementia. A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia’s impact might be compressing a bit. That is, people might be developing dementia later and living with […]

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Expert panel recommends CBD medication for use in 2 epilepsies

April 19, 2018

Dr. Jose Cavazos of UT Health San Antonio serves on FDA advisory committee. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on April 19 recommended approval of the first cannabidiol (CBD) medicine for prescription use in two severe pediatric epilepsy syndromes. The vote was 13-0. Jose E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and physiology […]

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Pancreatic cancer research method

Injecting gene cocktail into mouse pancreas leads to humanlike tumors

April 4, 2018

Novel technology developed at UT Health San Antonio gives rise to mouse pancreatic tumors that have the same traits as human pancreatic cancer. A U.S. patent is pending on the invention. The groundbreaking technology, reported in February in the journal Carcinogenesis (Oxford University Press), could revolutionize studies of pancreatic cancer initiation and progression, and spur […]

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San Antonio Substance Use Symposium

UT Health San Antonio to host San Antonio Substance Use Symposium April 20-21

April 2, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (April 2, 2018) ― UT Health San Antonio will host the San Antonio Substance Use Symposium on April 20 and 21. The free event will bring together leaders from the city of San Antonio, Bexar County, academic health and local health care systems, community-based organizations, health care providers and the public. “The purpose […]

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Scientists find link between congenital cardiac malformation and adult adrenal cancer

March 28, 2018

Alteration is in main gene that causes the body to respond to low oxygen An international team led by Dr. Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio, discovered a genetic mutation that explains why adults with severe congenital heart defects — who live with low oxygen in their blood — are at dramatically […]

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Bryant Lecture to feature Harvard social scientist

March 28, 2018

David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H. This year’s annual Frank Bryant Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics will feature nationally recognized social scientist and Harvard professor David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held at noon Tuesday, April 3, in the Holly Auditorium at UT Health San […]

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