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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 […]




UT Health San Antonio creating national telementoring initiative to improve health care across the U.S.

October 9, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 9, 2020) — Thanks to a $3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio, health care workers across rural America may soon have a new way of learning about the latest evidence-based care so that they can provide it to their communities. The grant will help UT Health San Antonio develop a […]



Magnesium energetics

Groundbreaking study finds activator of magnesium dynamics in the body

October 8, 2020

Discovery seen as avenue to develop novel therapies for many conditions. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have solved the 100-year-old mystery of what activates magnesium ions in the cell. The discovery is expected to be a springboard for future development of novel drugs to […]



UT Health San Antonio offers Emergency Nurse Practitioner program

October 5, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 5, 2020) — COVID-19 has underscored the need for more Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENP) in the state. But even before the pandemic, that sent thousands of patients to emergency rooms in the state, there was a critical need for more highly trained ENPs in rural areas of South and West Texas. To […]