Immune memory less durable after severe COVID-19, study suggests

January 6, 2022

UT Health San Antonio researchers compared results in less-severe and severe COVID-19 cases one and five months after symptom onset.

UT System Rising STARs award to advance research into metabolic disorders and liver cancer

January 6, 2022

The University of Texas System has awarded Peng Zhao, PhD, a Rising STARs Award. Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor of biochemistry and structural biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio).

Autism-linked gene, if deleted, results in less myelin

December 22, 2021

Myelin, a sheath of insulation around nerves that enables electrical impulses to efficiently travel through the central nervous system, is diminished in mice that have a gene deletion associated with autism spectrum disorder, new research finds.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

December 20, 2021

In a paper published Dec. 17 in the journal Science Advances, authors from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also referred to as UT Health San Antonio) report that norepinephrine, a fundamental chemical for brain performance, is locally regulated in a brain region called the visual cortex.

Department of Pharmacology assistant professor and researcher receives UT System Rising STARs award

December 16, 2021

Xiaoli Sun, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has received a UT System Rising STARs award. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant.

A multidisciplinary approach to tackling liver cancer in South Texas

December 15, 2021

“Liver cancer is disproportionately the most common type of cancer in San Antonio and South Texas when compared to the rest of the country. Discovering why is our focus,” says Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Mesa is also […]

Clot-removal procedures can help more stroke patients than previously thought

December 13, 2021

Patients who have already had some degree of permanent loss of function in the brain due to stroke may benefit from reestablishing blood flow through a lifesaving procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, a recent study found.

Fear keeping some cancer patients from COVID-19 vaccination

December 9, 2021

Of the patients surveyed, 56% reported receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, which is lower than the community vaccination rate of 76%.

Overlooked for decades, mast cells may explain many mysterious environmental illnesses

December 9, 2021

A newly published paper provides a long-sought link between environmental exposures and conditions like Gulf War syndrome, breast implant illness, chemical intolerance and possibly even long-haul COVID-19. This discovery represents a major step toward improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Russel Reiter, PhD, receives fifth honorary doctoral degree

December 8, 2021

Russel J. Reiter, PhD, professor in the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, who recently celebrated 50 years of service to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), received an honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. This is the fifth […]