Molecular medicine associate professor receives UT System Rising STARs award

July 21, 2022

Lingtao Jin, PhD from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), has received a UT System Rising STARs award in the amount of $250,000 to support his research into molecular-targeted therapies to treat human cancers.  Jin is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine in the […]

Nathan Wiederhold receives Billy H. Cooper Award for contributions to diagnostic clinical mycology

July 15, 2022

Nathan Wiederhold, PharmD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the Fungus Testing Laboratory at UT Health San Antonio, received the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas Billy H. Cooper Award for continued outstanding contributions to the practice of diagnostic clinical mycology. Wiederhold is highly involved in preclinical studies of antifungal agents and […]

Oral pill improves care of patients with bone marrow cancer: Study

July 14, 2022

Momelotinib, an oral pill taken once a day, significantly improved outcomes of patients treated for myelofibrosis (MF), a rare but fatal bone marrow cancer, researchers reported June 7. Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, presented results of the MOMENTUM phase 3 randomized […]

Chemical risk assessment not up to par, researchers say

July 14, 2022

How much is an “acceptable dose” of a pollutant? Are existing studies to measure safety adequate? A systematic literature review by UT Health San Antonio researchers suggests that the current system of chemical risk assessment is inadequate and contradictory. The result, say the authors, is an underestimation of the levels of flame retardants and other […]

Spreading the word about the value of medical research

July 13, 2022

Did you know that older Hispanic adults are estimated to be at 1.5 times greater risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias than non-Hispanic whites? That fact alone makes research efforts in the area of brain health essential for improving the lives of South Texas residents. More genetic variations for Alzheimer’s disease are known today than […]