UTHSCSA Physiology

In the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at UT Health San Antonio we are a group of scientists carrying out cutting edge research to unravel the structure, function, and integration of the human body, from molecules to cells to organs.

news.uthscsa.edu 06/27/2017

Licensing agreements target spinal cord injury, cancer | News | UT Health San Antonio


news.uthscsa.edu UT Health San Antonio and UTHealth Houston announced agreements to grant exclusive licenses for two unique biologic therapeutics to AlaMab Therapeutics Inc.

[05/31/17]   Congratulations to Krishna Kolaparth!!! Krishna participated in the Texas Science and Engineering Fair on April 1st, 2017 and won 2nd place in the Animal Science section and received an inviation to the Governor's Science and Technology Academy at SMU this Summer

[11/21/14]   Don't forget this upcoming Monday is the seminar with Dr. Gamper from noon to one in room 309L! You don't want to miss out!

[11/14/14]   Let's all congratulate Nathan Mitchell on his travel award for travel to the Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington, D.C. Way to go Nathan! Keep up the great work!

npr.org 09/04/2012

Subtracting Calories May Not Add Years To Life : NPR

Dr. Steven Austad comments on the Nature story about the CR and lifespan study. Listen to the interview at:

UTHSC Barshop Institute investigators, Drs. Walter Ward and Wenbo Qi were contributing authors on the publication:

Impact of caloric restriction on health and survival in rhesus monkeys from the NIA study: http://www.nature.com.libproxy.uthscsa.edu/nature/index.html

npr.org A study, which started back in 1987, shows that monkeys fed a diet with 30 percent fewer calories than normal did not live unusually long lives. Researchers say the results are a good indication of how caloric restriction might affect the life spans of people.

gsbs.uthscsa.edu 05/19/2012

Yael Edrey's Publications in the News | UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Yael Edrey's Publications in the News!


gsbs.uthscsa.edu High levels of neuregulin-1 in the longest-lived rodents; a key determinant of rodent longevity. Aging Cell, Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages: 213–222, Yael H. Edrey, Diana Casper, Dorothee Huchon, James Mele, Jonathan A. Gelfond, Deborah M. Kristan, Eviatar Nevo and Rochelle Buffenstein.

uthscsa.edu 05/08/2012

News,University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Yael Edrey and Dr. Buffenstein Featured in HSC News!

uthscsa.edu News and publications at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

abc.net.au 04/20/2012

Aspirin's fat burning mechanism found › News in Science (ABC Science)


abc.net.au It may be great for curing a splitting headache, but scientists have now discovered that aspirin also activates an enzyme that burns fat.

kens5.com 04/05/2012

S.A. scientists use mouse model to find answers to autism

Dr. Lynette Daws featured on KENS5 and HSC news!

“If we can find a way to slow down the activity of the serotonin transporter, particularly during these early critical stages of development, then we may be able to head off autism or lessen the severity of autistic symptoms,” Daws said...



kens5.com New figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show autism is on the rise, affecting one in 88 children born. It’s a growing health problem.


The University of Texas Health Science Center - Department of Physiology - Faculty Profile

Congratulations to Drs. Veronica Galvan, Peter J. Hornsby and Salvatore Oddo who were recently awarded funding from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation!

Veronica Galvan, Ph.D.
Rapamycin as a therapy for vascular damage in Alzheimer's disease

Peter J. Hornsby, Ph.D.
Use of embryonic type stem cells generated from adult donor cells (skin cells) for research in regenerative medicine

Salvatore Oddo, Ph.D.
Molecular Interplay between Amyloid-B, tau and mTOR: Mechanisms of neurodegeneration

physiology.uthscsa.edu The research in our lab focuses on(1) The molecular processes that drive the pathogenesis Alzheimer's disease (AD). We aim to identify the pathways of amyloid-beta neurotoxicity as well as those that provide resistance to or compensate for amyloid-beta toxicity. We are specially interested in ...

mysanantonio.com 10/13/2011

Naked mole rat exposed genetically


mysanantonio.com The naked mole rat has long been a favorite research subject for its seeming immunity to cancer, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis, not to mention its extraordinarily long lifespan â among rodents, at least. âThis is a revolutionary announcement for anyone who studies age-related d...

mysanantonio.com 10/13/2011

UT Health Science Center unveils new research building


mysanantonio.com The sleek South Texas Research Facility, which opens today at the University of Texas Health Science Center, stretches nearly the length of three football fields â a deliberate design to keep most of the researchers on one floor and talking to each other. The modern design by New York-based ...

[09/29/11]   Walter Mejia has accepted the position of Operational Manager for the STRF, reporting to Dr. Weiss in the VPR office.

I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Walter well, as this is a well-deserved promotion for him. He will have many more responsibilities, but is prepared for the challenges ahead and looks forward to assisting the various research teams (including our Physiology group) get settled in their new home at the STRF.

physiology.uthscsa.edu 09/29/2011

The University of Texas Health Science Center - Department of Physiology - News

Steven Farnsworth to represent Physiology Graduate Students on Student Government Association!



physiology.uthscsa.edu 09/29/2011

The University of Texas Health Science Center - Department of Physiology - News

Leo Chang receives Vernon Bishop Predoctoral Fellow Travel Award!



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