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Headline News: New study looks at prevalence of epilepsy in veterans with traumatic brain injury   
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

By studying the medical records of veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found those with mild TBIs– which are experienced by 85 percent of veterans with such injuries – were approximately 28 percent more likely of having epilepsy than individuals without TBIs......more»

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: Preparing the next generation for bioscience careers   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Nearly 500 high school and college students are studying science and conducting research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio this summer as part of an educational “pipeline” to bioscience careers. .....more»

Headline News: Nursing faculty, students help seniors survive summer heat   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

This is the time of year when South Texas temperatures climb to triple digits. It is also time for senior citizens and other vulnerable individuals to ensure they are staying cool to avoid heat-related illnesses. School of Nursing faculty members and students are participating in the “Do You Have a Cool Neighbor?” program that educates older individuals about how to keep cool during the dog days of summer......more»

Headline News: Dr. Bailey named master fellow of cardiovascular medicine   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Steven Bailey, M.D., was recently inducted into the inaugural 2014 Class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the professional medical society for adult and pediatric invasive/interventional cardiologists. Dr. Bailey is professor and chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......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: Dr. Mojica appointed to U.S. minority health committee    
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Cynthia Mojica, Ph.D., is among five new appointees to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The committee is overseen by the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Mojica is a researcher at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

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