Research

Faculty member selected for diversity leadership program

March 5, 2021

Eduardo Marques Zilli, MD, assistant professor and neurologist with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, was recently selected to take part in the 2021 America Academy of Neurology Diversity Leadership Program.



Mays Cancer Center conducting study to learn how COVID-19 vaccine affects patients with cancer

March 4, 2021

Individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more likely to have severe illness and higher death rates compared to the general public. This study aims to help prevent worse outcomes in patients with cancer and COVID-19




Bladder cancer is more advanced in South Texas, study finds

March 4, 2021

Bladder cancer is more aggressive and more advanced in South Texas residents ­than in many parts of the country, a study by the Mays Cancer Center indicates.




$6 million CPRIT award to bring veteran cancer researcher

March 2, 2021

UT Health San Antonio and its Mays Cancer Center will receive a $6 million award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to recruit Alexander Mazin, PhD, a senior, highly accomplished biochemist and cancer biologist currently at Drexel University College of Medicine.



Healthy adults needed for statewide research studies

February 24, 2021

The University of Texas System Health Biobank (UTHSB) Consortium is a collaborative effort among eight UT institutions to standardize and expand access to human biospecimens. As part of this effort, pilot projects to gather healthy controls are currently ongoing at UTHealth Houston, UT Southwestern and UT Health San Antonio.


Corey Yu, PhD, laboratory of Dmitri Ivanov, PhD

HIV research yields potential drug target

February 22, 2021

Understanding the mechanism of activation of a protein called SAMHD1 could be a step forward in the fight against HIV/AIDS.