School of Nursing to coordinate South Texas Latino Alzheimer’s research network

February 24, 2022

Latino voices to shape new studies to improve care, support for families living with dementia South Texas Latinos will have the opportunity to share the challenges and concerns of living with dementia and caring for individuals affected by dementia through a new project of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also […]

CPRIT adds $10.9 million to UT Health San Antonio cancer research and prevention efforts

February 18, 2022

UT Health San Antonio is receiving $10.9 million in new research and faculty recruitment awards announced Feb. 16 by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The statewide cancer agency has now awarded $128.7 million to UT Health San Antonio since 2010. A five-year, $6 million CPRIT Recruitment of Established Investigators award — […]

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Groundbreaking research offers hope to unlock the keys to childhood type 2 diabetes

February 16, 2022

Yidong Bai, PhD, professor, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, whose mission is focused on improving community health. The funds will be used to investigate the role of mitochondrial regulation and dysfunction in childhood type 2 diabetes, which is particularly […]

Submit proposals for the IIMS Community Engagement Small Project Grants

February 14, 2022

The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) is soliciting proposals for the 2021-2022 IIMS Community Engagement Small Project Grants. The goal is to promote, develop and expand community and academic research partnerships for the translation of science from basic discovery to clinical practice and public health benefit. Funds may be used to develop or expand collaborative projects in one […]

In the quest for a TBI therapy, astrocytes may be the bull’s-eye

February 11, 2022

Treatment could aim to raise levels of a neuroprotective molecule, studies hint. Growing evidence suggests that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. But to date, effective therapies aren’t available for preventing or treating TBI-induced disease. Scientists may be on to something, though. New studies from The University of […]

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