Research

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Voelcker Fund supports cancer research and discovery at UT Health San Antonio

June 15, 2021

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is awarding $800,000 to UT Health San Antonio to support research projects conducted by promising early career researchers.



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Metal ions help COVID-19 virus to disguise itself

June 2, 2021

Scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered a mechanism by which SARS-CoV-2 exploits changes in metal ion concentrations to disguise itself in the body. Varying concentrations of metal ions — positively charged atoms such as magnesium, manganese and calcium — are observed in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.



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Pandemic intensified longstanding stresses for Hispanics

May 25, 2021

The pandemic amplified mental health stressors long experienced by vulnerable Hispanic populations but also fortified members’ coping strategies, according to new research from the Center for Research to Advance Community Health.



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New $9.8 million study focuses on the Latino cancer survivorship journey

May 13, 2021

This first-of-its-kind national cohort study will unpack the social, cultural, behavioral, psychosocial, biological and medical influences on post-cancer life in Latino cancer survivors to fill a crucial gap in knowledge about their survivorship experience.




Project YES offers free, confidential, online mental health resources to teens

May 7, 2021

Teens across San Antonio and South Texas can improve their mental health while helping others through an online program introduced this spring. Project YES (Youth Empowerment & Support) is an innovative approach to helping adolescents address common mental health issues. The program has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, decrease hopelessness and boost a […]



Volunteers needed for a clinical trial of a new investigational toothpaste

May 3, 2021

Researchers are now enrolling more than 200 volunteers between the ages of 10-14 years old for a 12-month study to test toothpaste. Participants will be compensated.