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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% of subjects

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published ...

Cardiology

Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator

Thousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival ...

Oncology & Cancer

Do all chemotherapies have equal long-term heart risk?

In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a new study, published Jan. 31 in JAMA Oncology, researchers compared four chemotherapy drugs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

UT Health San Antonio researchers, collaborating with the Mayo Clinic and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, are the first to publish results on the treatment of a deadly age-related disease in human patients with drugs ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for first time in Alzheimer's

A type of cellular stress known to be involved in cancer and aging has now been implicated, for the first time, in Alzheimer's disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers reported the discovery Monday [August 20, 2018] ...

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