Research

Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

Data may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 7, 2020

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose which type and subtype of dementia that the patient might develop? And what if the […]



Pilot study aims to improve diet patterns in Asian Americans with diabetes

July 1, 2020

Dr. Jisook Ko, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a scientist of the Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research supported by the National Institute on Aging.


Heart

Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

July 1, 2020

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The laboratory of Madesh Muniswamy, PhD, in the Long School of Medicine, found a clue […]




School of Dentistry research enterprise ranks among top 10 of U.S. dental schools

June 30, 2020

The UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry’s research enterprise has been ranked seventh among all U.S. dental schools for National Institutes of Health funding for 2019, jumping 11 spots over previous years.




When it comes to DNA repair, it’s not one tool fits all

June 26, 2020

Our cells are constantly dividing, and as they do, the DNA molecule – our genetic code – sometimes gets broken. DNA has twin strands, and a break in both is considered especially dangerous. This kind of double-strand break can lead to genome rearrangements that are hallmarks of cancer cells, said James Daley, PhD, of the […]




Children more resilient against coronavirus, study finds

June 26, 2020

The majority of children with COVID-19 in 26 countries fared well clinically compared to adults during the first four months of the pandemic.