Why is cancer the top cause of death for Latinos?

February 19, 2024

‘Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos’ conference aims to address cancer disparities and health inequities Feb. 21-23 Contact: Cliff Despres, 210-616-1024, despres@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 19, 2024 — To spur solutions to the heavy burden of cancer among Latinos, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is […]




UT Health San Antonio doctors among first to implant rechargeable deep brain stimulation device

February 14, 2024

Allows more continual treatment for movement disorder patients Contact: Steven Lee, (210) 450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 14, 2024 – Doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are among the nation’s first to implant a newly approved sensing rechargeable deep brain stimulation device with a 15-year […]

Black and white side view of brain with electrodes and wires.



Locked-in syndrome is predominant outcome when children survive drowning, larger study confirms

January 24, 2024

Locked-in state named Conrad Syndrome after San Antonio survivor Contact: Steven Lee, (210) 450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Content contributed by Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 24, 2024 — It is a far cry from the traditionally thought-of “vegetative state” in which the mind is absent while the body lives on. Indeed, it is the opposite. Children with […]




Pre-diabetes gets its due: New $1.2 million award aimed at early intervention and treatment

January 24, 2024

Your A1C not high enough to be diabetes? It’s still serious Contact: Steven Lee, (210) 450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 24, 2024 – More than one out of three people have pre-diabetes, characterized by abnormal blood sugar levels not yet in the diabetes range – and yet associated with significant increases in eye, kidney and […]




Thinning of brain region may signal dementia risk 5-10 years before symptoms

January 22, 2024

Researchers hope to bring MRI biomarker to dementia risk stratification in patient care, clinical trials Contact: Steven Lee, (210) 450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Content contributed by Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 22, 2024 — A ribbon of brain tissue called cortical gray matter grows thinner in people who go on to develop dementia, and this appears to […]