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NASA Twins Study includes team from UT Health San Antonio

April 15, 2019

What happens to an astronaut who is aboard the International Space Station for a year? How do the health effects compare to his twin brother who remains on Earth? – Kumar Sharma, M.D., and Manjula Darshi, Ph.D., from UT Health San Antonio’s Center for Renal Precision Medicine, together with Brinda Rana, Ph.D., from the University […]

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TechNovum to accelerate translation of discoveries

April 5, 2019

UT Health San Antonio, the city’s main biomedical research institution, announces the establishment of TechNovum, a technology commercialization accelerator. TechNovum will pair UT Health San Antonio faculty investigators with mentors from the business community, and coach them through the market validation of their biomedical products, preparation of a business plan, and pitching their technologies. The […]

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Regional Campus Laredo to hold ‘vision as we age’ event April 6

April 1, 2019

LAREDO (April 1, 2019) ― The community is invited to learn about vision changes that occur in aging at a free event Saturday, April 6, at the UT Health San Antonio’s Regional Campus Laredo. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., more than 15 community partners will offer general health information, tips for healthy living and […]

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Texas Poison Network response to Deer Park fire questions

March 21, 2019

The South Texas Poison Center at UT Health San Antonio is part of the Texas Poison Network. With the Deer Park chemical fire in suburban Harris County making headlines in recent days, the state network provided the following information as a service to the public statewide. Shawn Varney, M.D., director of the South Texas Poison […]

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Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator

March 18, 2019

Thousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death. AICDs administer shocks based on data from intra-cardiac electrocardiograms (ECGs) obtained from leads that measure the […]

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Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN, and boxes of Narcan, which can reverse an opioid overdose.

School of Nursing receives $17.5 million to prevent opioid overdose

March 12, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (March 12, 2019) ― The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing has received $17.5 million to expand statewide its work of training and providing naloxone to save lives threatened by opioid overdose. The program began in Bexar County in 2018 with $1.875 in funding. The total funding is now $19.375 million. These […]

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