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Headline News: 2014 Presidential Award winners honored Feb. 6   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

A scientist with not one but <em>five</em> National Cancer Institute R-O1 grants and a group dedicated to making work life fun were among the 19 individuals and one group honored Feb. 6 with Presidential Awards from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: New oral health building on track for mid-2015 completion   
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and its general construction partner, J.T. Vaughn Construction LLC, held a tree-topping ceremony Feb. 13 to celebrate completion of the structure for the Dental School’s Center for Oral Health Care & Research. Among the speakers at the ceremony were Dental School Dean William Dodge, D.D.S......more»

Headline News: HSC Alert test planned for Friday, Feb. 14   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

A test of the HSC Alert system will be held Friday, Feb. 14. HSC Alert is the text and email notification system for emergencies and campus closures at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. .....more»

Headline News: Faculty PA earns emergency medicine specialty credential    
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ryan Bierle, PA-C, a physician assistant at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is one of only 108 certified physician assistants nationally to earn a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. There is a high demand for certified PAs due to health care reform......more»

Headline News: Low levels of pro-inflammatory agent help cognition in rats   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Although inflammation is frequently a cause of disease in the body, new research involving rodents indicates that a low level of a pro-inflammatory protein in the brain is necessary to recall past information and apply it to new situations. The unusual finding is published in the <em>Journal of Neuroscience</em>. Graduate student Jennifer Donegan is lead author of the study......more»

Headline News: Finding could explain age-related decline in motor function   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Scientists from the School of Medicine have found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age. In a study published in <em>The Journal of Neuroscience</em>, Ben Eaton, Ph.D., and graduate student Rebekah Mahoney report the first evidence that “set points” in the nervous system are not inalterably determined during development, but can be reset with age. .....more»

Headline News: Light-based technology could prevent unforeseen heart attacks    
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Shedding light on plaque that causes unexpected heart attacks and strokes is the goal of Jennifer Phipps, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Phipps is using light to help physicians see where “vulnerable plaque” is building up so they can help prevent and treat these cardiac events. .....more»

Headline News: $900,000 funds immune-system research in ovarian cancer   
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecological cancers, often difficult to detect and hard to cure in the later stages. It wins the fight against the body’s immune system by simply turning it off, to the puzzlement to researchers. Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H., has received a $900,000 grant to learn how to restart the body’s natural defenses to defeat this deadly cancer. .....more»

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»

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