Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial seeks 21 area volunteers

January 30, 2023

Study will evaluate senolytics — drugs that clear defective ‘zombie’ cells Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 30, 2023) — A clinical trial conducted at UT Health San Antonio aims to “stomp” out Alzheimer’s disease. Clearing old, damaged “zombie” cells from the brain may be one way to do it. The study, called […]

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DeFronzo receives global award for pioneering diabetes research

January 27, 2023

Thursday, January 26, 2023: Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, representing His Majesty the King Rama X Vajiralongkorn, presents the Prince Mahidol Award for 2022 in the field of medicine to Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, of UT Health San Antonio and University Health. The presentation took place at the Chakri Throne Hall […]

UT Health San Antonio specialists to discuss latest treatments of movement disorders

January 25, 2023

Deep brain stimulation, continuous levodopa infusion among topics Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 25, 2023) — Four fellowship-trained movement disorders neurologists from UT Health San Antonio will give talks Friday (Jan. 27) at the Parkinson’s Foundation Tri-State Symposium. These physicians will discuss the newest developments in research and clinical trials of Parkinson’s […]

UT Health San Antonio-UTSA team studies compounds aimed at brain cancer

January 24, 2023

Basic science generates new drug for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest cancer Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, Ryan Schoensee, 210-458-6054, SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 24, 2023) — Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive brain cancer associated with the worst overall survival rates among all human cancers. Only 65% of GBM patients live one year past diagnosis […]

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