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Cara Gonzales holding a bottle of thymol

A mouthwash to treat oral cancer?

September 12, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 12, 2018) ― Mother Nature has a way of hiding cures for diseases in plants and minerals, awaiting human discovery. This may be the case with thymol, a compound found in several plants, including thyme, oregano, rosemary and bay leaves. “Thymol is already known to have anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties,” […]

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UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center

Oncology Roundtable set for Sept. 5

August 30, 2018

WHAT:            Leaders of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston will be on hand Wednesday, Sept. 5, for an oncology roundtable. Moderated by James Holmes from the San Antonio Business Journal, discussion at the oncology roundtable will feature a panel of leaders from both institutions. The topics […]

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Research suggests window is short to address nerve damage in MS

August 29, 2018

Can nerve damage in multiple sclerosis (MS) be reversed? Within what time frame would a therapy be effective? How long do patients have before their disease is too advanced to treat? New research by Manzoor Bhat, M.S., Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio, has yielded interesting clues. The findings, reported in the July 11 issue […]

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Toxic ‘zombie’ cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer’s

August 27, 2018

A type of cellular stress known to be involved in cancer and aging has now been implicated, for the first time, in Alzheimer’s disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers reported the discovery Aug. 20 in the journal Aging Cell. The team found that the stress, called cellular senescence, is associated with harmful tau protein […]

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Erase Cancer

CPRIT awards $2.7 million to UT Health San Antonio

August 24, 2018

Projects include tobacco control in primary care and oncology patients, and increasing HPV vaccination in childhood cancer survivors. The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) on Aug. 24 awarded more than $2.7 million to fund four projects at UT Health San Antonio. A $1.3 million grant will enhance tobacco screening and treatment for […]

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Anibal Diogenes and William Giannobile

UT Health San Antonio dental researchers receive international award

August 20, 2018

Dr. Anibal Diogenes and his team received the Journal of Dental Research cover award for their study using discarded wisdom teeth for human tooth regeneration. SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 20, 2018) ― A team of dental researchers from UT Health San Antonio were honored July 25 with the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) Cover of the […]

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