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On streets of injustice, here’s how we drive toward transportation equity for Latinos

October 8, 2020

New reports from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio investigate the failure of investing in project-by-project transportation projects, and recommend systemic changes to reverse unfair planning practices that overlook Latino communities.




Researchers discover genes linked to brain shrinkage

October 2, 2020

A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter.




Clues sought for why pediatric cancer survivors develop heart failure

September 25, 2020

Cancer chemotherapy changes the function of cells that repair heart injury, researchers at UT Health San Antonio discovered. Twenty percent of children treated with drugs called anthracyclines go on to suffer heart failure later in life.




Residents with prediabetes needed for medications study

September 25, 2020

175 area residents with a diagnosis of prediabetes are encouraged to enroll in a clinical trial offered by UT Health San Antonio and University Health System.




New standard for measuring chemical intolerance

September 25, 2020

Researchers developed and validated a three-question, yes-or-no survey that primary care providers, allergists, dermatologists and other specialists can incorporate into patient visits.



Research review highlights health and social impact of racism, discrimination and poverty

September 18, 2020

A new research review by Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio describes and proposes recommendations to address key mechanisms by which people discriminate against people of color and/or justify people being in poverty.



Physician develops device to relieve hiccups

September 11, 2020

A neuro-intensive care physician at UT Health San Antonio has invented a science-based way to stop hiccups. The device is called HiccAway.




Barshop Institute gains grant award renewals totaling $11 million to support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 10, 2020

The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained the renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the biology of aging and translation of discoveries into […]




Oral pill slows rate of decline in ALS patients

September 10, 2020

If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS.




Post-COVID syndrome hits kids’ hearts

September 4, 2020

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions.