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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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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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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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Comment about findings of the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project

August 17, 2018

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, made the following statement about the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, findings of which were announced Tuesday, Aug. 14. Dr. Seshadri is a principal investigator of the research, which was developed jointly […]

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School of Nursing receives $2.5 million for new BSN primary care program

August 1, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 2, 2018) ― The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio has received a $2.5 million grant to initiate a specialized nursing bachelor’s program in primary care. The four-year grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration began July 1, with classes starting in summer 2019. The program, within the […]

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