Microscopic collisions help proteins stay healthy

August 5, 2016

Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are providing basic new understanding about “heat shock proteins,” also called “chaperone proteins.” Researchers presented data that show how heat shock proteins break apart protein complexes.




SALSI awards $200,000 for brain health research initiatives

July 27, 2016

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) recently awarded $200,000 through its “Clusters in Research Excellence: Brain Health” to researchers at the Health Science Center and UTSA to advance research in brain health.

Stroke


The Doctor Is In: The power of exercise

July 25, 2016

Stacey Young-McCaughan, RN, Ph.D., professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine, studies the benefits of running coupled with prolonged exposure therapy to treat PTSD. Her research has also involved the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.

The Doctor Is In


Science Daily: Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s linked to structural flaw

July 14, 2016

Researchers found that the nuclei from brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease contained tunnels (arrows) not found in normal brain cells. “We have identified multiple new cellular processes that go awry in Alzheimer’s disease because of pathological tau,” said Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

Alzheimer's Disease


UT System among top universities for patents granted

July 13, 2016

Researchers at institutions within The University of Texas System, including a faculty member at the Health Science Center, have earned UT a spot among the world’s top universities that receive U.S. patents for breakthroughs in medicine and technology.

Marc Feldman, M.D.


U.S. News & World Report: This old drug could boost your memory

July 5, 2016

A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests. Methylene blue has been used in medicine for more than a century, said Timothy Duong, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.