Research

Department of Emergency Medicine research news

November 6, 2020

The Department of Emergency Medicine in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine has released the latest issue of its research newsletter. Check out the November 2020 issue



Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target

October 22, 2020

Scientists laid out the framework for a new COVID-19 drug design that blocks the virus from replicating and disabling human proteins crucial to the immune response.



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.