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This fall, keep up your resolve – and masks! – against COVID-19

October 28, 2020

As trick-or-treating nears, followed by Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, there will be a lot of opportunities for South Texans to get together and unwittingly spread COVID-19. Predictive models of expected disease activity agree: How we will fare depends on public behavior. UT Health San Antonio urges everyone to continue mask wearing and handwashing […]




Emergency Department identifying care for patients with breast abnormalities

October 23, 2020

Special program provides referrals for unfunded, at-risk population. A UT Health San Antonio-University Health System collaborative program that coordinates care of patients who come to the emergency department with breast concerns will be formally evaluated, thanks to a recently awarded grant of $49,965. The support is from the DxQI Seed Grant Program, an initiative of […]




$150,000 gift from Lions Clubs expands eye care at Texas Diabetes Institute

October 23, 2020

Wide-field camera enables testing for diabetic retinopathy over more of the retina. The Lions Clubs International Foundation, in collaboration with South and Central Texas Lions Club members of District 2-A2, have increased their commitment to the prevention of blinding eye diseases with a $150,000 gift to UT Health San Antonio’s Department of Ophthalmology. The gift, […]




UT Health San Antonio’s Liu receives $100,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation

October 22, 2020

The Mary Kay Foundation on Oct. 22 announced that UT Health San Antonio is among its 2020 cancer grant recipients. The grants are awarded annually to top accredited research institutions in the United States conducting innovative translational research to better understand cancers that affect women. Zhijie “Jason” Liu, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine in […]



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UT Health San Antonio researcher receives international grant to study Ewing sarcoma

October 19, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 19, 2020) — Although COVID-19 has become the top health and research priority around the world, a child is still diagnosed with cancer every two minutes globally. To meet this urgent need, the Stand Up To Cancer and Cancer Research UK’s Pediatric Cancer New Discoveries Challenge has awarded grants to three international […]




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

October 16, 2020

Coronavirus uses enzymatic cutter for virus production and to disable essential immune proteins American and Polish scientists, reporting Oct. 16 in the journal Science Advances, laid out a novel rationale for COVID-19 drug design – blocking a molecular “scissor” that the virus uses for virus production and to disable human proteins crucial to the immune […]