Research


UT Health San Antonio research team tackles childhood obesity with five-year, $1 million grant from Baptist Health Foundation

April 9, 2021

The potentially groundbreaking research led by principal investigator Lily Q. Dong, PhD, professor of cell systems and anatomy at UT Health San Antonio, is testing whether there is a genetic marker of early insulin resistance in youth that could be controlled, thereby preventing obesity and development of Type 2 diabetes. Currently, most studies and treatment focus on adults, and pediatric anti-obesity drugs have limited effect.



Trauma experts aim to reduce deaths by providing blood-clotting agent

March 31, 2021

Severely injured trauma patients who received a blood-clotting drug before arriving at the hospital had a better chance of surviving than those who didn’t, according to new research published in Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery.



A cornerstone of research-based medicine

March 29, 2021

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio broke ground and unveiled the cornerstone for the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of cancer and other complex diseases that disproportionately impact the people of South Texas.




Bladder cancer patients respond well to new immunotherapy tested at Mays Cancer Center

March 26, 2021

According to the study, 53.4% of participants receiving NF were free of cancer at three months and 45.5% of patients continued to be cancer-free for at least 12 months.




Early tracheotomy helps patients avoid ventilator-associated pneumonia, team finds

March 26, 2021

The surgery, called tracheotomy, is performed either in the operating room or at the bedside, depending on patient risk factors. The team analyzed 17 studies that included more than 3,000 patients.




COVID-19 nasal swab test may not be best for those who’ve had sinus surgery

March 26, 2021

People who have had major sinus surgery should consult their ENT doctor before undergoing COVID-19 swab testing, new research indicates. Switching to other testing may be warranted for safety.