Research study investigates impact of therapy dogs for dialysis patients

June 27, 2022

The Dialysis Doggos are part of a research study being conducted by Meredith L. Stensland, PhD, LMSW, assistant professor of research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The study investigates the effect of an animal assisted intervention for patients receiving dialysis, and if this intervention improves symptoms of pain and depression and reduces the number of skipped dialysis treatment sessions.

Dr. Meredith Stensland hugs Gus, a golden-retriever therapy dog.

Novel brain injury treatment tested in 1st human subject

June 17, 2022

An experimental brain injury medication conceived in laboratories at UT Health San Antonio was tested Tuesday, June 14, in the first human subject. If the drug, called AST-004, performs well in human studies, it will be an urgently needed and novel treatment for stroke and traumatic brain injury victims, including those with concussions.

Neuron concept art

Infectious disease physician-scientist committed to serving the community’s underserved

June 13, 2022

Ruth Serrano, MD, a physician-scientist and assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, has a passion and drive to help her patients recover from the profound effects of infectious diseases, including HIV and […]

UT Health San Antonio researchers discover how Vitamin B12 can protect against infections

June 9, 2022

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have discovered how Vitamin B12 (VB12) can play an integral role in the regulation of host intestinal homeostasis, shaping the gut microbiome health and protecting against pathogenic infections, as found in mouse models. The study, published June 8 in […]