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Results published of remdesivir, COVID-19 trial

May 28, 2020

According to the study, the drug improved recovery time and decreased the number of deaths.

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NEJM publishes results of remdesivir, COVID-19 trial conducted by UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 29, 2020) — San Antonio patients with severe COVID-19 lung disease contributed to an international study published May 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study outlined preliminary results of the recent Adaptive Covid-19 Tr …


Cancer drugs cause large cells that resist treatment; scientist aims to stop it

May 28, 2020

A cancer therapy may shrink the tumor of a patient, and the patient may feel better. But unseen on a CT scan or MR image, some of the cells are undergoing ominous changes. Fueled by new genetic changes due to cancer therapy itself, these rogue cells ar …

KSAT 12: Why are people refusing to wear masks amid coronavirus threat?

May 28, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, discussed the importance of wearing a face mask in public and answering questions about herd immunity. Read and watch the full story.

San Antonio Business Journal: Task force seeks how to reopen UTSA campuses safely

May 27, 2020

The task force will take guidance from the UT System and the state, and work with a three-member public health advisory group that includes David Lakey, vice chancellor for health affairs and chief medical officer for the UT System; San Antonio Metro H …

Rivard Report: Panel to discuss entrepreneur anxieties fueled by coronavirus pandemic

May 27, 2020

Adriana Dyurich, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, is a panelist for an upcoming Rivard Report presentation on anxiety experienced by entrepreneurs in relation to COVID-19. Read the full story.

AAMC News: Research at warp speed: Urgent, personal, frightening

May 27, 2020

Thomas Patterson, M.D., professor of medicine; chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses how the quick spread of information about COVID-19 treatments can lead to confusion and fear. Read the full story. 

UT Health San Antonio Police Department accreditation assessment scheduled for June

May 27, 2020

The UT Health San Antonio Police Department is scheduled for an assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

San Antonio Express-News: Months without hands-on lab classes will leave San Antonio’s university students playing catch-up

May 27, 2020

Medical students at UT Health San Antonio use cadavers to learn human anatomy, working in teams to touch and manipulate tissue and organs. If not for the pandemic, students this month would have been hosting an annual burial of ashes, a “moving ceremon …

UT Teen Health reaches out in times of need

May 26, 2020

UT Teen Health, an adolescent health and wellness program of UT Health San Antonio, has been reaching out to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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