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 […]

Banners announce School of Medicine’s national ranking

June 6, 2022

In recognition of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad Schools for 2023 rankings, large banners were erected to showcase the Long School of Medicine’s achievement of being named a top 50 medical school for the second year in a row. The banners are located on the facade of the parking garage near the Long School of Medicine on the Long Campus.

The massive need for equitable Latino representation in clinical trials

May 31, 2022

Contributed and written by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research Latinos represent less than 10% of volunteers in cancer clinical trials. The lack of Latinos in clinical trials makes it harder for researchers to find treatments tailored for this group — which makes up 18.5% of the U.S. population and a diversity of heritages. This […]

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Small fraction of eligible Texas clinicians prescribing lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder

May 13, 2022

Despite scientific evidence that the medication buprenorphine/naloxone (or Suboxone) effectively treats opioid use disorder (OUD), only one-sixth of Texas clinicians surveyed in 2019 and early 2020 said they were prescribing the lifesaving medication, according to a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) published May 12 in JAMA Network […]

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Resilient, adaptive, maladaptive responses: an emerging paradigm to explain allergy severity

May 9, 2022

UT Health San Antonio-VA team studies airway lining integrity and inflammation balance in controlled chamber Allergies, including asthma, impose a significant health burden on society. Allergies are the sixth most common cause of chronic illness and are among the top health conditions in children. There is a paradox: Airborne allergens are widespread, yet many people […]

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