News Releases

Story idea: Reduce your risk of dementia: evidence suggests you can

February 14, 2019

The little things we do today – in our sleep, diet, stress management and exercise – may have a profound effect on whether we remain sharp in our thinking at the end of our lives. “Protecting your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease: A Panel Discussion on the Role of Sleep, Stress, Diet and Exercise” is scheduled […]

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Story idea: South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference

February 14, 2019

UT Health San Antonio, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, presents the first South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Feb. 25 and 26 at the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk […]

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Bradley Brimhall and Edward Medina

UT Health San Antonio, SwRI researchers win international automated cancer detection challenge

February 13, 2019

UT Health San Antonio pathologists and Southwest Research Institute engineers placed first in an international challenge to develop an automated method to detect breast cancer tumor cells. They trained a computer algorithm previously used for automotive, robotics and defense applications to identify cancer cells for the BreastPathQ: Cancer Cellularity Challenge. The American Association of Physicists […]

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Public invited to HPV Symposium Feb. 15

February 11, 2019

WHAT:           The American Cancer Society will host 70 health care professionals and members of the general public at the 2019 HPV Symposium: Attacking HPV from Every Angle. The event aims to raise awareness about human papillomavirus, or HPV, and its vaccine that can help prevent six types of cancer. The society is partnering with some of […]

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Dr. Nambiar

Test for deadly lung disease is used for 1st time in Texas

February 8, 2019

A San Antonio pulmonary care team utilizes a new tool to more accurately diagnose idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). A UT Health San Antonio lung specialist is the first in Texas to use a new genomic test to better and less invasively diagnose a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious chronic, progressive and scarring […]

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Dr. Greg Aune

Do all chemotherapies have equal heart risk long term?

January 31, 2019

Study of 28,000 childhood cancer survivors finds important differences In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a new study, published Jan. 31 in JAMA Oncology, researchers compared four chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (abnormal heart muscle with impaired function) years after treatment. […]

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