Eleven years have passed since Mike Nixon was diagnosed with an exceptional neurodegenerative disease. When he was diagnosed, he felt a calling to become a research subject. Then, he realized if he was going to make a genuine difference, he needed to find a postmortem home for his brain and spinal cord.
Casa Mia provides the supervision, structure, support and hope mothers with substance use disorder need to turn their lives around. The recovery home is one of only a few in Texas that gives mothers with substance use disorder the opportunity to recover with their children.
Juanita Lozano-Pineda wanted to help people avoid pain and career-ending injury, so she began lecturing dental students on ergonomics. That became a three-part program that includes faculty and students from the departments of occupational therapy and physical therapy.
With UT Health San Antonio’s recent and forthcoming additions to primary care, specialty services, oral health care and cancer therapy, as well as a first-of-its-kind multispecialty and research hospital, patients throughout the community and across the region won’t have to go far to receive the care they need.
Robotic IVC thrombectomy — the removal of cancer from the inferior vena cava — is not inferior to standard open IVC thrombectomy and is a highly safe and effective alternative approach, researchers have found.
UT Health San Antonio is investing $5 million over the next three years in cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM for short. Cryo-EM visualizes proteins that are extremely difficult to image using other techniques.
With a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, School of Dentistry researchers will conduct a clinical trial studying the responsible use of antibiotics in combination with other treatments for periodontal disease.