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Dr. Jay, Dr. Cigarroa publish JAMA editorial on live donor kidney transplantation disparities

January 3, 2018
 

Colleen L. Jay, M.D., M.S.C.I., assistant professor and the Valero President’s Distinguished Chair in Transplantation at UT Health San Antonio, and Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., professor and the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Distinguished University Chair in Pediatric Transplant Surgery at UT Health, published an invited editorial Jan. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Results of a UT Health San Antonio study show that assisted hatching does not improve live birth rate for infertile couples.
January 3, 2018
 

Research from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) found that assisted hatching resulted in fewer live births in recent years, especially in older women. Assisted hatching is an optional procedure used to prepare a human egg for implantation in the uterus. It is used in a procedure called in vitro fertilization […]

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UT Health San Antonio™, UTHealth® gain $6 million to refine cancer-fighting antibody

December 21, 2017
 

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth®) are receiving $6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Defense to expand studies of a therapeutic antibody.

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December 13, 2017
 

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 30, 2017) ― More than 7,000 oncologists, cancer researchers and patient advocates will converge on San Antonio Dec. 5-9 for the 40th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The symposium is one of the largest breast cancer meetings in the world, with approximately half of attendees coming from more than 90 countries […]

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December 13, 2017
 

SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 12, 2017) ― Waridibo Allison, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of infectious disease at UT Health San Antonio, has been awarded a three-year, $6.4 million grant to study hepatitis C in people living with HIV. The grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health […]

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Can metformin prevent frailty in prediabetic adults?

December 5, 2017
 

Could a diabetes drug, metformin, prevent older adults from becoming frail? The National Institute on Aging awarded $2 million to UT Health San Antonio and its Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies to find out. Frailty is a clinical syndrome marked by slow walking speed, weak grip, poor balance, exhaustion and […]

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