An image of obesity-overweight: A donut with a waist tape

Boosting liver mRNAs curbs appetite, body weight in obese mice

April 6, 2022
 

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists at UT Health San Antonio reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy expenditure in fat tissues and resulted in weight loss.



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Boosting liver mRNAs curbs appetite, body weight in obese mice

April 5, 2022
 

Novel approach identified to tackle metabolic diseases. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy […]



Christiana Fakhri, fourth-year student in the Long School of Medicine, inserts her Match Day map pin on San Antonio, where she will stay for a pediatrics residency.

Match Day: Anticipation, fulfilled goals and the call to serve

March 21, 2022
 

A group of fourth-year students from the Long School of Medicine voiced their feelings just minutes before envelopes were opened to reveal their residency destinations. The occasion was the annual Match Day celebration on March 18 held outdoors at John T. Floore’s Country Store in Helotes. Audrey Phan said Match Day brought her “pure excitement, […]



Two MD-PhD students, Eric Baeuerle and Petra Jans Peterson, celebrate their residency matches with Jose Cavazos, who directs the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program.

Physician scientist will bring his years of research experience to geriatrics residency

March 21, 2022
 

Eric Baeuerle, already the holder of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, has another large milestone coming May 21. That’s the day he will receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Long School of Medicine at the school’s 2022 commencement ceremony in the Alamodome. Dr. Baeuerle was one of the medical students in […]



Edward Harris celebrates his residency match with his sister, Tiara, by his side.

57% of matching medical students to remain in Texas for residency, and 22% in San Antonio

March 21, 2022
 

This year 99% of UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine’s fourth-year medical students matched to residency programs, exceeding the national average; 57% will stay in Texas, of which 22% will remain in San Antonio.

Importantly for Texas, 57% of the students will remain in the state and 43% will enter primary care specialties.



Photo of Dr. Ruben Mesa, cancer expert, speaking before a House subcommittee

Mays Cancer Center executive director testifies before House panel about clinical trial diversity

March 18, 2022
 

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and executive director of the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, testified on clinical trial diversity yesterday (March 17, 2022) before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The hearing was titled “The Future of Medicine: Legislation to Encourage Innovation and Improve Oversight.” Dr. Mesa […]