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Headline News: School of Medicine tops list of best medical schools for Hispanics   
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

The School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the top medical school for Hispanics in the country, according to a recent national ranking......more»

Headline News: Old naked mole rats are young at heart, study finds   
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cardiovascular disease is the greatest killer of humans the world over, presenting huge financial and quality-of-life issues.It is well known that the heart becomes less efficient with age in all mammals studied to date, even in the absence of overt cardiac disease. However, scientists still don’t have a good understanding of how to prevent these functional declines that ultimately may lead to debilitating cardiovascular disease......more»

Headline News: Can we predict stress-related illnesses?   
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity......more»

Headline News: Faculty members among most influential scientific minds   
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D., and Charles L. Bowden, M.D., of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, are on Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.”.....more»

Headline News: 8 HSC educators honored as UT System Regents’ outstanding teachers   
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Eight educators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been selected as winners of the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System. .....more»

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»

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