Research


Project YES offers free, confidential, online mental health resources to teens

May 7, 2021

Teens across San Antonio and South Texas can improve their mental health while helping others through an online program introduced this spring. Project YES (Youth Empowerment & Support) is an innovative approach to helping adolescents address common mental health issues. The program has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, decrease hopelessness and boost a […]



Volunteers needed for a clinical trial of a new investigational toothpaste

May 3, 2021

Researchers are now enrolling more than 200 volunteers between the ages of 10-14 years old for a 12-month study to test toothpaste. Participants will be compensated.


Diabetes treatment

San Antonio partners pioneer surgery aimed at reversing Type 2 diabetes

April 23, 2021

The goal of the novel procedure is to improve the patients’ health and minimize or reverse the adverse health effects of their Type 2 diabetes.




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.