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Healio: Q&A: DUR-928 ‘well tolerated’ for NASH in Phase 1b study

June 4, 2020

Dr. Eric Lawitz, clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, is featured in this Q&A about a new drug being evaluated for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Dr. Lawitz led the phase 2 study with promising results. Read the full s …


KENS 5 Medical Minute: Supporting kids during COVID-19

June 4, 2020

Donna Roybal, MD, a child psychiatrist at UT Health San Antonio, gives tips on how to keep kids engaged at home during COVID-19. Medical Minute is a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio and KENS 5.


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UT Health San Antonio study shows Nox4 protein may predict untreatable kidney cancer

June 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (June 3, 2020) — A team of researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio confirmed the role of a certain protein in the development of high-grade kidney cancer. The researchers also showed that a higher level …


Patch.com: San Antonio Metro Health launches asymptomatic coronavirus study

June 3, 2020

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has partnered with UT Health San Antonio and the San Antonio Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program (MIH) to conduct a study to assess the community prevalence of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections …


News 4: Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from being checked out for a stroke

June 3, 2020

Dr. Lee Birnbaum, Department of Neurology in the Long School of Medicine, says over the past few months, stroke centers in Bexar County have seen about a 50% drop in patient evaluations for stroke. “Our general feeling is probably patients aren’t comin …


KSAT 12: People with cancer and COVID-19 twice as likely to die, new study says

June 3, 2020

Dr. Ruben Mesa, director of the Mays Cancer Center, was interviewed about the new study in The Lancet featuring data from the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium. Mesa said the results from the nearly 1,000 patients showed the death rate of cancer patients …


A Message from President Henrich on Racial Injustice

June 2, 2020

Universities aspire to have, at their cores, a central compass that invariably points to qualities we admire: fairness, respect, inclusivity, civility and diversity. As citadels of learning, they aspire to have receptivity to new ideas as they seek to …


Mays Cancer Center abstract selected as winner for AACI virtual meeting

June 2, 2020

This is the first abstract submitted by the Mays Cancer Center to be selected for presentation at the AACI meeting.


Message from the President: Personal reflections

June 2, 2020

Education shines the bright light of scrutiny on hateful ideologies like racism and xenophobia, and, in the process, teaches us that there is healing power in simple human kindness and looking out for one another.


News 4: San Antonio health leaders to launch study of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

June 2, 2020

UT Health San Antonio is participating in a study of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in San Antonio. Dr. Barbara Taylor, Infectious Diseases, is a co-PI of this study and UT Health San Antonio medical students are participating along with the San Antonio F …


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