Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial seeks 21 area volunteers

January 31, 2023

Study will evaluate senolytics — drugs that clear defective ‘zombie’ cells 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 SToMP-AD (Senolytic Therapy to Modulate the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease), seeks 21 San […]


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-UTSA team studies compounds aimed at brain cancer

January 24, 2023

Basic science generates new drug for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest cancer 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 and only 12% live five years. The late senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain both […]



Increasing brain protein could be a treatment for obesity

January 20, 2023

Drug target that revs up energy expenditure, reduces appetite identified A drug that promotes energy expenditure in the body while suppressing appetite could be a powerful weight loss therapy. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University-China and Baylor College of Medicine reported […]