UT Health San Antonio and affiliated researchers awarded $23 million in latest CPRIT funding cycle

August 24, 2021

Cancer research at UT Health San Antonio is getting a $23 million boost from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Dental researchers discover why some people are more susceptible to chronic inflammatory diseases

August 23, 2021

Scientists have scrambled to determine why some individuals are more vulnerable to inflammation even with good hygiene habits and healthy lifestyles. Understanding that variation could have a major impact in the prevention of periodontitis, or severe gum disease, through care personalized to each individual’s risk for inflammation.

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In JAMA commentary, UT Health San Antonio authors urge uplifting U.S. Latinos to improve health and our nation

August 19, 2021

Despite accounting for more than 18% of the U.S. population, “the Latino community has not benefited from having ‘presence’ in the U.S. health care workforce through meaningful and influential administrative and governance positions,” they wrote.

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School of Dentistry earns 34th place in international ranking

August 12, 2021

UT Health San Antonio continues to improve in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the ShanghaiRanking. In the category of Dentistry & Oral Sciences, based at UT Health San Antonio in the School of Dentistry, the university is ranked 34th worldwide. The university’s ranking is also 16th among U.S. universities and No. 1 among the three Texas schools included in the ranking.

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Thinking impaired in COVID-19 survivors, study finds

August 2, 2021

In a sample of more than 400 older adults in Argentina who had recovered from COVID-19, more than 60% displayed some degree of cognitive impairment.

New paper provides a link between common chemicals and ‘unexplained’ chronic illnesses

July 28, 2021

Could your new home with its fresh paint, carpet and cabinets, as well as pesticides used around the place, cause a range of illnesses due to chemical intolerance? A new paper provides a long-awaited link between exposures to common chemicals and so-called unexplained illnesses. It also for the first time asserts a mechanism for the how and why this happens – a two-stage disease process called toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, or TILT.