Spring 2013

Targeting tumors, protecting tissue, saving lives

Researchers offer new treatment to brain cancer patients When Terra Bibb came to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) to meet with Dr. Andrew Brenner, she was desperate. At eight months pregnant with her third child, Bibb was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor. In a dramatic double surgery, doctors delivered her baby and […]

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TEAMWORK: Sports medicine collaboration advances patient care, research, education

Some of San Antonio’s best orthopaedic physicians – who specialize in sports medicine surgery, patient care, rehabilitation and research – are joining forces under the new UT Medicine Sports Medicine Institute. This collaboration brings together faculty from UT Medicine San Antonio, which is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of […]

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Neurosciences research gets $3 million boost from The USAA Foundation

The USAA Foundation has given a $3 million boost to neurosciences research atThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which is already a leader in this far-reaching area of study. The gift will be used to endow The USAA Foundation President’s Distinguished University Chair in Neurosciences. The chair will help retain and […]

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Bench to bedside

Turning discoveries into treatments that save lives Chances are your life is touched by someone in need of health care, whether it is an aging parent, a spouse with heart disease, or a family member with diabetes or cancer. Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio work tirelessly, in labs behind the scenes, […]

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Detecting dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers create blueprint for better diagnosis Researchers have developed a smarter way to diagnose dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that could be achieved, in the very near future, from a smart phone or mobile device. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antoniohave created a first-of-its-kind algorithm that is more accurate than […]

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Using an infant virus to fight cancer

School of Medicine researchers’ discovery proves effective as cancer treatment Discoveries in science sometimes come by serendipity, when hard and consistent work done in one area of interest leads to a stunning discovery in a related or even unrelated area. Santanu Bose, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine at […]

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CTSA funding continues to spark translational initiatives

The Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, which selected the Health Science Center and its South Texas partners for CTSA funding in 2008, is undergoing an evolution at the National Institutes of Health, where a new institute, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), now administers the CTSA program. The CTSA program at […]

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Road to recovery: Physical therapy builds strength, boosts confidence

For an athlete recuperating from an injury, an elder suffering from arthritis pain, or anyone needing physical therapy, UT Medicine San Antonio offers state-of-the-art out-patient physical therapy services as a key component of comprehensive patient care and recovery. The clinic treats a variety of conditions including sports-related injuries, general orthopaedic problems, neurological disorders, women’s health […]

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