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Finding published in Nature hints at novel therapeutic target for Ewing sarcoma

July 16, 2020

New insights into Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, were published July 15 in the prestigious journal Nature. Researchers from the Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio contributed to the study. Ewing sarcoma is a bone and soft tissue cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents. […]

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Diabetes, dialysis patients must remain vigilant in pandemic

July 8, 2020

First we flattened the curve. Now we’ve had a prolonged spike in infections. For some of the most medically vulnerable residents of San Antonio, precautions will always remain in place, even after a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. Diabetes impacts one in every seven people in San Antonio (14%) compared to one in every nine in […]

Data, lots of it, may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 6, 2020

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose which type and subtype of dementia that the patient might develop? And what if the […]


Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

June 30, 2020

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The laboratory of Madesh Muniswamy, PhD, in the Long School of Medicine at The University […]

‘We Can Stop the Spread’ this July 4th with social distancing

June 30, 2020

As the Fourth of July approaches, we remember the principles of freedom upon which our country was founded. Freedom allows choices. As the coronavirus surges in Texas, UT Health San Antonio urges Texans to lower their risk. Choose the right behaviors. We can stop the spread, and below, we describe a way to do it. […]

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When it comes to DNA repair, it’s not one tool fits all

June 26, 2020

Study shows great specificity of action by enzymes to correct double-strand breaks Our cells are constantly dividing, and as they do, the DNA molecule – our genetic code – sometimes gets broken. DNA has twin strands, and a break in both is considered especially dangerous. This kind of double-strand break can lead to genome rearrangements […]