Ukrainian humanitarian crisis hits home for Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute scientist

April 26, 2022

Dmytro Kovalskyy, PhD, research scientist-senior at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, receives real-time updates from friends and colleagues living in Ukraine. One of those keeping him informed is his twin brother, Olexander, who remains there, while some family members have fled the country to Poland. Dr. Kovalskyy, a board member of the nonprofit Ukrainian […]

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PhD candidate Saliba receives translational science outstanding trainee award

April 20, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu CHICAGO (April 20, 2022) — Afaf Saliba, MSc, a student in the PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences degree program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, today received a Translational Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). ACTS, a non-profit membership association […]

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In the race to solve Alzheimer’s disease, scientists find more needles in the haystack

April 19, 2022

Thanks to international collaboration, more genetic variations for Alzheimer’s disease are known today than ever before. The list of gene variants recognized for late-onset Alzheimer’s grew from one in 2009 to 40 in 2022. This month, scientists published a list of 75, some of which are considered as prime drug targets. Drug development is underway. […]




UT Health San Antonio faculty to dedicate Compassion Path on campus

April 19, 2022

WHAT:  The “Compassion Path,” a tree-lined walkway of serenity, reflection and hope at UT Health San Antonio, will be dedicated. The path was envisioned following a pledge from Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council to donate trees to institutions that participated in a six-week Compassion Integrity Training. The trees were planted in December 2020. […]


Team discovers novel root cause of tau-induced neurodegeneration

April 13, 2022

mRNA quality control identified as novel drug target for Alzheimer’s and related dementias Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2022) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported the discovery of a novel mechanism by which pathological forms of tau […]

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San Antonio Oral Cancer Walk 2022 set for April 23

April 11, 2022

Registration underway for event at UT Health San Antonio Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – The UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry is partnering with The Oral Cancer Foundation to host The San Antonio Oral Cancer Walk 2022 on Saturday, April 23, celebrating oral cancer survivors and honoring those lost to the […]