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Headline News: Department of Neurosurgery performs 3,000 spine cases, 350 brain tumor cases and 190 spine tumor cases in 12 months    
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Neurosurgeons, clinical staff and residents from the Department of Neurosurgery at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio cared for thousands of patients with spine conditions and injuries, brain tumors, traumatic injuries and stroke during the 2012-13 academic year, according to data released Feb. 3......more»

Headline News: Suicide-related behavior: anti-epileptic drugs not direct cause   
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A large new study of the suggested link between antiepileptic drugs and suicide-related behavior among veterans revealed that the risk for that behavior peaked in the month before the drugs were prescribed. Mary Jo Pugh, Ph.D., and her team analyzed the records of more than 90,000 older military veterans and published the findings in the journal <em>Neurology</em>......more»

Headline News: Nurse leader reappointed to federal health care commission   
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed to a second three-year term as a commissioner for the Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). .....more»

Headline News: Dual fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologist joins UT Medicine   
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

With the arrival of Zachary Child, M.D., the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is now one of only five locations in the United States with an orthopaedic surgeon who is trained in complex spinal and musculoskeletal oncology......more»

Headline News: Patent awarded for new traumatic brain injury treatment   
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

James D. Lechleiter, Ph.D., a researcher in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, received a U.S. patent Dec. 31 for his discovery that a class of compounds protects against traumatic brain injury. These compounds encourage “natural caretakers” in the brain called astrocytes to prevent swelling after a brain injury. .....more»

Headline News: CTRC researcher part of multiteam European cancer project   
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) researcher has won a grant to be part of an ambitious multi-million-dollar international research program. The program will develop a new drug that could potentially be used to fight many different cancers. Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H., an internationally known cancer immunologist at the CTRC, is part of the TumAdoR project......more»

Headline News: D.N.P. program earns maximum five-year accreditation   
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

The Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted accreditation to the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. The board of commissioners determined that the program met all four accreditation standards. The accreditation, retroactively effective as of March 23, 2013, is for a five-year term, the maximum number of years possible......more»

Headline News: Amino acid’s increase is suspected in diabetes   
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

High levels of an amino acid called tyrosine changes development and longevity in animals, but may contribute to the development of diabetes in humans, according to new research from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Further study of tyrosine could lead to a new way to prevent or treat diabetes. Alfred Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., will soon begin human clinical trials......more»

Headline News: For some, surgery may be key to healthy weight loss   
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Losing weight is a frequent New Year’s resolution, but if you are obese, losing weight may not be as simple as just eating less and exercising more. Obesity can be caused by the combination of many factors, including genes, the environment, metabolic issues and eating disorders, according to Richard Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, who directs the UT Medicine San Antonio Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. .....more»

Headline News: $1 million from Barker Foundation to fund neuroscience research   
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received $1 million from the J.M.R. Barker Foundation. The gift will be used to further ground-breaking research in the areas of pain management and aging, and to support the Health Science Center’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic. Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., will receive $600,000 to develop a new class of nonaddictive painkillers. .....more»

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