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Free public symposium Nov. 30 to break down schizophrenia’s walls

November 16, 2018

The Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN) at UT Health San Antonio invites the public to learn about the latest developments in schizophrenia research and treatment at a free daylong symposium Friday, Nov. 30. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Parking, lunch and the program are all free. Register here. The San Antonio Brain […]

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Free public lecture examines behaviors of Lewy body dementia

November 14, 2018

In the spring of 2014, actor-comedian Robin Williams died by suicide at 63. He had struggled for months with paranoia and confusion, extreme anxiety, tremors and difficulty reasoning. In an autopsy, doctors found the signs of Lewy body dementia. His wife, Susan Schneider Williams, later wrote an editorial in the journal Neurology. She called Lewy […]

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As it inspires the young, Science Expo 2018 will also warn about diabetes

November 8, 2018

Attention, news editors: On Saturday, Nov. 10, school buses and parent cars will descend on UT Health San Antonio’s campus for Science Expo 2018, the largest annual health and science careers pipeline program in Bexar County. The highly popular event is already at full capacity, with 1,500 high school and college students scheduled to attend, […]

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Manjeet Rao, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio

Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain tumor studies

November 6, 2018

Sometimes small things make the biggest differences. A new study by UT Health San Antonio researchers found that a molecule thousands of times smaller than a gene is able to kill medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer. This tiny molecule, named MiR-584-5p, is quite efficient in its action. MiR-584-5p sensitizes the cancer to chemotherapy […]

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Study associates stress with impaired memory, reduced brain size in middle age

October 24, 2018

Adults in their 40s and 50s with higher levels of cortisol—a hormone linked to stress—performed worse on memory and other cognitive tasks than peers of the same age with average cortisol levels, research found. Higher cortisol in the blood also was associated with smaller brain volumes, according to the study, published Oct. 24 in Neurology, […]

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Dr. Cynthia Blanco with families

UT Health San Antonio study supports FDA approval of fish oil to save critically ill babies

October 24, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 24, 2018) ― A San Antonio physician’s passion to save premature babies was instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Omegaven, a lifesaving fish oil treatment for babies with gastrointestinal complications. The study, led by Cynthia Blanco, M.D., of UT Health San Antonio, was published in the May […]

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