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Headline News: Knockout mouse grows larger, but weaker, muscles   
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Researchers at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies have discovered a curious thing in mice that may shed light on sarcopenia ― the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. Scientists, including Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D., have discovered a protein that seems to protect muscle cells from the effects of oxidative stress. Surprisingly, muscle cells without this protein are bigger — but weaker — than normal muscle cells. .....more»

Headline News: Medical student wins AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Award   
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Amy Yu, a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow Award. She is the first UT Health Science Center San Antonio student to receive the coveted award and is one of only 20 nationwide selected this year from the 141 accredited U.S. medical schools......more»

Headline News: 158 UT Medicine San Antonio physicians on Best Doctors list    
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nearly 160 faculty physicians from UT Medicine San Antonio were honored in the August edition of <em>San Antonio Magazine</em> as 2013 Best Doctors in San Antonio. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. .....more»

Headline News: Cell transplants may be a new treatment for schizophrenia   
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Research from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio suggests the exciting possibility of using cell transplants to treat schizophrenia. Daniel Lodge, Ph.D., and graduate student Stephanie Lodge have shown that transplanting healthy interneuron cells into the hippocampus region of the brain in rats appears to cure them from the mental illness......more»

Headline News: Health Science Center and Methodist Healthcare sign MOU   
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Sept. 6. The two institutions are exploring opportunities to affiliate in order to provide pre-eminent pediatric care, academic training and research in San Antonio and the South Texas region......more»

Headline News: $5 million gift helps HSC surpass capital campaign goal    
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

At the 2013 President’s Gala on Saturday, Sept. 7, William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, announced a $5 million gift from the Greehey Family Foundation to the university. This new donation pushes the Health Science Center’s Campaign for the Future of Health over its goal of $500 million. .....more»

Headline News: CARE website offers resources for behavior concerns   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Feeling safe while working or going to school at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is something most of us take for granted. However, there could be times when you feel concerned, uncomfortable or perhaps even threatened by the behavior of others. To address these concerns, the Behavior Intervention Team developed the CARE (Campus Awareness Requires Everyone) website, http://care.uthscsa.edu......more»

Headline News: Nursing students learn valuable lessons in poverty simulation   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

On Aug. 26, fourth-semester nursing students began their “Population-Focused Health” course with a frustrating, enlightening and exhausting experience at a community center on the West Side. In an hour they experienced a month in the life of an impoverished person through a poverty simulation exercise. The experience was designed to help them better understand the challenges some of their future patients may face. .....more»

Headline News: Free walk, health screenings make healthier living easy   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

A medical student group from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio called <em>Salud al Pasito</em> is partnering with Wonderland of the Americas to host its fourth San Antonio Community Walk. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Road. This free event will feature guest speakers Christopher Dyer, M.D., a faculty nephrologist at UT Medicine San Antonio, and free health screenings......more»

Headline News: Obesity, diabetes biggest health threats in South Texas   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health threats in South Texas, according to a new report, <em>The South Texas Health Status Review</em>. The <em>Review</em> published online in <em>Springer Open Books</em> by the Institute for Health Promotion Research, also implicates certain cancers and other diseases as priorities for improved health among South Texans. .....more»

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