Research

UTSA: UTSA, UT Health Science Center receive nearly $4.6 million grant for cancer research

August 10, 2016

The Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (CIDD), a joint venture between The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been awarded a $4,598,728 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support its research in designing better, more effective […]


The Scientist: How a Sleep-Associated Hormone Affects Murine Tooth Development

August 10, 2016

Melatonin, a hormone found in plants and animals alike, is most often associated with sleep. Secreted by the pineal gland in the human brain, its levels ebb and flow throughout the day, following a circadian rhythm and peaking at nighttime as it alerts the body to the end of the waking day Read the full […]



Express-News: Cancer center partnership advantageous

August 10, 2016

There is much to gain by having The University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson, the top-ranked cancer-treatment hospital in the country, collaborate on expanding the services available in San Antonio.




Microscopic collisions help proteins stay healthy

August 5, 2016

Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are providing basic new understanding about “heat shock proteins,” also called “chaperone proteins.” Researchers presented data that show how heat shock proteins break apart protein complexes.



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SALSI awards $200,000 for brain health research initiatives

July 27, 2016

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) recently awarded $200,000 through its “Clusters in Research Excellence: Brain Health” to researchers at the Health Science Center and UTSA to advance research in brain health.



The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In: The power of exercise

July 25, 2016

Stacey Young-McCaughan, RN, Ph.D., professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine, studies the benefits of running coupled with prolonged exposure therapy to treat PTSD. Her research has also involved the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.