Cardiovascular Disease


Research shows Hispanics living with HIV at high risk of developing diabetes and obesity

September 6, 2016
 

Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus. This can pose special problems for patients who live in lower- and middle-income Latin American countries, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic, where resources for primary care are limited, according to a new study in the August edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

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The University of Texas System: UT Horizon Fund invests $150K to fund medical device that repairs blood vessels

September 1, 2016
 

The UT Horizon Fund recently invested $150,000 to fund Cardiovate, a San Antonio-based startup that is using technology from two University of Texas System institutions to commercialize a medical device to treat vascular diseases by repairing blood vessels. Read the full story at The University of Texas System

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UTSA Today: UTSA alumna’s medical device receives UT System investment

September 1, 2016
 

The UT Horizon Fund recently invested $150,000 to fund Cardiovate, a San Antonio-based startup that is using technology from two University of Texas System institutions to commercialize a medical device to treat vascular diseases by repairing blood vessels. Read the full story at UTSA Today

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Exonomy: With Scaffold for Regenerating Arteries, Cardiovate Raises $350,000

August 20, 2016
 

An early stage San Antonio startup that aims to repair or replace clogged arteries with regenerated tissue has closed a small financing round from angel investors, The University of Texas Horizon Fund, and Targeted Technology, according to its CEO. Read the full story at Xconomy

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Stanford Medicine: Stem cells shown safe, beneficial for chronic stroke patients

May 25, 2016
 

People disabled by a stroke demonstrated substantial recovery long after the event when modified adult stem cells were injected into their brains. Read the full story at Stanford Medicine

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Express-News: Reactions mixed on FDA’s e-cigarettes ruling

May 9, 2016
 

Health Science Center experts weigh in on FDA’s new ruling on e-cigarettes.

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