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Headline News: Anti-pain agent shrinks oral cancers, leaves healthy tissues alone   
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mouse models of human oral cancer treated with an agent called capsazepine showed dramatic tumor shrinkage without damage to surrounding tissues, researchers from the School of Dentistry and School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found. The Health Science Center has claimed intellectual property on results of the study, which is described in the journal Oral Oncology......more»

Headline News: Researchers report breakthrough in hepatitis C treatment   
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Texas Liver Institute and other institutions have identified a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients......more»

Headline News: Study aims to save lives—twice   
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two pediatric cancer researchers from San Antonio are launching a new study to learn more about predicting heart problems in adults who are survivors of childhood cancers......more»

Headline News: From teenage mom to medical student   
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Alexandra “Allie” Cole, 30, took a longer road than many to the School of Medicine. It was a winding path, from having her first child as a teenager and running a successful coffee shop with her husband, Todd, to riding on a medical roller coaster with her youngest son, Kasen. The experiences, especially Kasen’s, sparked her fire to become a physician......more»

Headline News: UT Medicine doctor to discuss sinusitis at free event July 15   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Are a runny nose and watery eyes keeping you from counting the daisies? Do you suffer from a poor sense of smell or facial pressure? Philip Chen, M.D., of UT Medicine San Antonio will discuss sinus problems and the most up-to-date solutions at a free informational session open to the public on July 15 at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Four medical faculty achieve medical quality certification   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Four physicians of UT Medicine San Antonio have earned the designation Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) from the American Board of Medical Quality and the American College of Medical Quality. Drs. Lois Bready, Jan Patterson, John Toohey and Yanping Ye, earned the designation after completing the Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Course, which promotes a culture of patient safety. .....more»

Headline News: Epilepsy patients to benefit from new drug study   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A new study from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio shows that epilepsy patients respond better to antiepileptic drug combinations with different mechanisms of action than to combinations of drugs with the same mechanism of action. Using medicines that work differently was shown to cause fewer medication changes and trips to the hospital. .....more»

Headline News: Multiple Sclerosis Clinic designated an MS Partner in Care    
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. South Texas MS patients have the opportunity to get some of the best care possible through the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at UT Medicine San Antonio, which recently was designated an MS Partner in Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society......more»

Headline News: Team finds on-off switch to burning stored fat   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scientists, including Feng Liu, Ph.D., from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have discovered a molecular pathway that controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into beige fat, which burns energy more efficiently. The discovery could lead to new obesity and diabetes drugs, as well as novel research in aging, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which scientists say are controlled by the same molecular pathway. .....more»

Headline News: Pioneering lung transplant program celebrates milestone   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It’s back to the golf course for Earl Tomlin. He is the 500th lung transplant patient of University Transplant Center, a partnership between the University Health System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The center is known for its continuing legacy of innovation and success. .....more»

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