A new era in Alzheimer’s treatment

January 11, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Statement from the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio about a timely topic in the news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, approved lecanemab, a drug that targets the basic pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA action is […]

Alzheimer's written in wooden cubes on a table


Suri appointed as chairman of radiology in Long School of Medicine

January 10, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 10, 2023) — Rajeev Suri, MD, MBA, has been named chairman of the Department of Radiology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Suri, who previously served as interim chair of the […]




Tsevat named to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

January 10, 2023

16-member panel makes evidence-based recommendations to the nation’s primary care providers about services such as colonoscopy. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 10, 2023) — Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. […]




Inflammatory trigger a new clue in Alzheimer’s

January 6, 2023

Researchers discover toxic process involving ‘jumping genes’ Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 6, 2023) — Scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that an inflammatory trigger like one present during viral infections is elevated in Alzheimer’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, […]




Treatment for combat-related PTSD advances with method shown to be fast, effective

January 5, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Written by Julie Collins of UT Health San Antonio and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) Network. SAN ANTONIO (January 5, 2023) – Study findings out today in JAMA Network Open show an important step forward in treating the psychological injuries of war. Researchers report that treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress […]




New hope for treating the toughest cancers

December 20, 2022

The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio — South Texas’ only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center — is putting a decades-old antidepressant drug to new use treating breast cancers that don’t respond to existing therapies. Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio provided […]

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