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Headline News: Richardson pens journal commentary about rapamycin   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One of the most famous discoveries in UT Health Science Center San Antonio history is the finding that the drug rapamycin increased the life span of mice. Arlan G. Richardson, Ph.D., founding director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, has written a commentary in <em>The Journal of Clinical Investigation</em> addressing the question: Should rapamycin research be conducted in human clinical trials?.....more»

Headline News: Hyundai Scholar Grant awarded to Allison Grimes, M.D.   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hyundai Hope on Wheels® and San Antonio Hyundai dealers awarded Allison Grimes, M.D., (center) a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant on Aug. 13. The grant pushes Hyundai’s support of children’s cancer research in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to well over half a million dollars since 2007. .....more»

Headline News: Register for UTS Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Health care professionals and students from across The University of Texas System will gather in San Antonio Sept. 26-27 to discuss ways to improve safety and quality of treatment for patients. The fifth annual UT System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference, “Building the Bridge: Public Policy and Public Health Effect Health Care Reform,” is being organized by Jan Patterson, M.D., M.S......more»

Headline News: Registration open for funshoot benefiting CTRC   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Registration is underway for the 20th annual Vulcan Materials Funshoot, a sporting-clay competition benefiting the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7. .....more»

Headline News: Study: Finasteride saves men from prostate cancer    
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A long-term follow-up to a groundbreaking study led by the director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center confirms that a drug shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than a third has no impact on lifespan but further reduces the risk of prostate cancer. CTRC Director Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., is principal investigator of the study published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>......more»

Headline News: Dr. Peterson to lead national PTSD consortium   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In an unprecedented show of support for our nation’s wounded warriors, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have agreed to provide approximately $45 million over five years for post-traumatic stress disorder research to advance PTSD diagnosis, prevention and treatment for service members and veterans. Alan Peterson, Ph.D., of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is director of the STRONG STAR-CAP Consortium. .....more»

Headline News: Students begin journey to become physicians   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

School of Medicine faculty recently welcomed 220 members of the Class of 2017 during this year’s White Coat Ceremony, where the symbolic robing of the students in white coats and recitation of the Physicians’ Oath of Hippocrates signified their joyful and contemplative transition into medical school. .....more»

Headline News: Take your child’s word for it on asthma, study finds   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Children’s perceptions of living with asthma may differ significantly from their caregivers’ perceptions, which means that both should be interviewed when they visit the doctor’s office. These are the findings of a new study from UT Kids San Antonio and the Center for Airway Inflammation Research (cAIR). Pediatrics Professor Pamela Wood, M.D., is senior author of the study. .....more»

Headline News: Naked mole-rat’s disease resistance seen in kidney proteins   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Kryptonite, the only element known to weaken Superman, might not stand up to the mighty naked mole-rat. A recent study of two kidney proteins in the unusually long-lived rodent were to found to have a remarkable capacity to ward off oxidative damage, contributing to the animal’s healthy longevity......more»

Headline News: Cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment a national problem   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Are doctors overdiagnosing and overtreating cancer? Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, joins two other cancer experts on a National Cancer Institute panel in answering that question. Their thoughts are published in the July 29 edition of the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>. .....more»

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