Posts written by madridre

Woman beats potentially deadly disease after life-saving suggestion on social media

February 20, 2019

SAN ANTONIO — A local woman nearly lost her battle with a rare lung disease because it had gone undiagnosed. But it was her persistence to get help ultimately saved her life. Angela Michelle Ramos has a new lease on life. She’s working out and getting in shape; something that, until now, was out of […]

First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

February 20, 2019

Small pilot study points to feasibility of larger trials in age-related diseases 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 called senolytics. The findings were posted Jan. […]

Research update: New test for pulmonary fibrosis

February 19, 2019

A UT Health San Antonio lung specialist is the first in Texas to use a new genomic test to better and less invasively diagnose a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious chronic, progressive and scarring lung disease with an average survival time of less than five years after diagnosis.