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KSAT 12: Unlikely car part could be key to making low-cost ventilators

April 29, 2020

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin teamed up to create a low-cost ventilator with a unique design using a windshield wiper. “A usual ventilator costs $30,000 approximately. These new AMBU bag ventilators are cost …


KSAT 12: Two labs at UT Health San Antonio dedicated to make hand sanitizer for frontline workers

April 29, 2020

Two labs at UT Health San Antonio are dedicated to making hand sanitizer for the UT Health providers. The sanitizer meets all World Health Organization guidelines, using high-purity alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerol and water. Read and watch the sto …


Univision 41: Coronavirus: La Nueva Realidad

April 28, 2020

Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and Dr. Barbara Taylor participated in an hour-long Spanish-language town hall this morning for Univision. They discussed Gov. Abbott’s new back-to-work plan and the guidelines developed for Bexar County a …


Fox 29: UT Health San Antonio researchers looking into heart health and COVID-19

April 28, 2020

UT Health San Antonio researchers are following recovered COVID-19 patients over a period of time to find out if they experience cardiovascular problems. Read and watch the full story.


Reform Austin: How long before we achieve herd immunity for COVID-19?

April 28, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, discussed herd immunity during COVID-19. Read the full story. 


TPR: Petrie Dish: Inside the scramble to treat coronavirus

April 27, 2020

Dr. Joe Schmelz, assistant VP for research, discusses the process of getting new COVID-19 treatments approved by the FDA. Listen to the podcast.



Scientists research a solution to the metabolic crisis

April 27, 2020

“Millions of people consume too much food, while millions of others are in poverty and subsist on too little food. We are studying what happens at the molecular level in both situations with a goal of developing a drug to intervene,” said Dr. Madesh Muniswamy.


Doctor holding oxygen over patients in ICU/Emergency Room

Collaborating to produce low-cost ventilators

April 27, 2020

By Joe Feist UT Health San Antonio researchers are collaborating with a team from The University of Texas at Austin to build a new type of ventilator made of inexpensive, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID …


Texas Standard: Ask a doctor: Is testing reliable enough to reopen the state, and other questions answered

April 27, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, answers listeners’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to the Q&A.


ScienceDaily: Traffic officer protein governs speed of sugar/fat conversion pathway

April 27, 2020

Scientists have identified a protein sensor that restricts how much sugar and fat cells convert into energy during periods of starvation. It is possible, the scientists say, that the sensor could be fine-tuned to prompt more sugar and fat conversion in …


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