Genes, cardiovascular health each factor into dementia risk

Genes and cardiovascular health each contribute in an additive way to a person’s risk of dementia, U.S. researchers including Sudha Seshadri, MD, and Claudia Satizabal, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) reported...
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Dr. Linda McManus Receives Distinguished Educator Award

Linda McManus, Ph.D., distinguished teaching professor of pathology and periodontics at the UT Health San Antonio and director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Robbins Distinguished Educator Award by the American Society for...
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Researchers discover a new class of synapse-saving proteins

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. Synapses are the structures where electrical impulses pass from one neuron to another. The...
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Faculty Spotlight: Diana M. Cavazos, Ph.D., MSN, RN

1) Please tell me about yourself. I was born in Laredo, Texas and I was raised going back and forth to the border town of Reynosa, Mexico where I completed my first nine years of school. This allowed me to grow up knowing the American culture and the Mexican culture at the same...
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Dr. Evelien Bunnik studying levels of immunity in COVID-19 survivors

Dr. Evelien Bunnik was featured on KSAT News for her work studying levels of immunity in COVID-19 survivors. Bunnik and her team are studying these antibodies in two unique ways. “First, we are looking at what we call longitudinal responses, so we try to follow people over...
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Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Lodge, Ph.D.

Please tell me about yourself. I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia where I completed my B.Sc. and Ph.D. at Monash University. I moved to the U.S. in 2004 to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the Department of Pharmacology at UT...
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Faculty Spotlight: 21 Questions with Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S./Ph.D.

1) Please tell me about yourself. I am a clinician scientist with a D.D.S./Ph.D. dual degree.  I received my dental training in Brazil, and later a M.S. degree in Molecular Biology at University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at UT Health San Antonio where I also...
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KENS 5: A new promise in the fight against prostate cancer

Research underway at UT Health San Antonio could prevent the progression of aggressive prostate cancer. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D., and Darpan Patel, Ph.D., were interviewed about their study comparing exercise to a cork tree bark extract. They found that both interventions work nearly...
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