News Releases


Prescription drug abuse the topic of free event March 24 at UT Health San Antonio’s Laredo Regional Campus

March 14, 2018

LAREDO (March 14, 2018) ― The community is invited to learn about the challenges of prescription drug abuse at a special event on Saturday, March 24, at UT Health San Antonio’s Laredo Regional Campus, 1937 E. Bustamante St. The free event will begin at 8 a.m. with healthy tips, hands-on demonstrations and general health information […]

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Worldwide study triples number of known genetic risk factors for stroke

March 12, 2018

By Will Sansom Research co-author Dr. Sudha Seshadri of UT Health San Antonio’s Glenn Biggs Institute predicts that the study will also be a boon for dementia research SAN ANTONIO (March 12, 2018)—A landmark international study of DNA samples from 520,000 individuals worldwide—including 67,000 affected individuals—identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke. Sudha Seshadri, […]

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Match Day 2017

The envelope, please: Match Day to reveal next step in medical education

March 12, 2018

WHAT:           Match Day is a geographic rite of passage when graduating medical students throughout the U.S. find out where their residency training will take them – and perhaps where their medical careers will be launched. The new doctors could be heading to New York or Hawaii, Florida or Alaska ― or staying in San Antonio […]

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Give Cancer the Boot

Give Cancer the Boot fun run/walk set for March 24

March 8, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (March 8, 2018) ― Give Cancer the Boot, a 2.6-mile fun run/walk, will be held Saturday, March 24, at the Mays Cancer Center, the newly named center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mays Cancer Center, 7979 Wurzbach […]

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Greehey Institute team finds link between BRCA1 and Ewing sarcoma

March 7, 2018

A mutant oncogene in Ewing traps BRCA1 and prevents it from repairing genetic damage. Scientists with the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio have discovered a surprising connection between a breast cancer protein, BRCA1, and a pediatric cancer called Ewing sarcoma. Their findings, reported March 7 in the journal Nature, reveal a completely […]

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Depression, anxiety high in graduate students, survey shows

March 6, 2018

Graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population, according to a comprehensive survey of 2,279 individuals conducted via social media and direct email. The research team including Teresa Evans, Ph.D., and Lindsay Bira, Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio describe their results in […]

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