Research

Magnesium energetics

Researchers solve 100-year-old mystery of what activates magnesium ions in the cell

October 15, 2020

The discovery is expected to be a springboard for future development of novel drugs to treat cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders such as diabetes and other diseases.




Dr. Mingjiang Xu receives UT System award to support cancer epigenetics research

October 9, 2020

Mingjiang Xu, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, was awarded a $1 million UT System Faculty STARs award to enhance cancer epigenetics research and support the discovery of targeted therapeutics for blood cancers.




On streets of injustice, here’s how we drive toward transportation equity for Latinos

October 8, 2020

New reports from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio investigate the failure of investing in project-by-project transportation projects, and recommend systemic changes to reverse unfair planning practices that overlook Latino communities.




Researchers discover genes linked to brain shrinkage

October 2, 2020

A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter.




Clues sought for why pediatric cancer survivors develop heart failure

September 25, 2020

Cancer chemotherapy changes the function of cells that repair heart injury, researchers at UT Health San Antonio discovered. Twenty percent of children treated with drugs called anthracyclines go on to suffer heart failure later in life.




Residents with prediabetes needed for medications study

September 25, 2020

175 area residents with a diagnosis of prediabetes are encouraged to enroll in a clinical trial offered by UT Health San Antonio and University Health System.