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Primary cilia in newborn neurons

Fragile X syndrome discovery offers clue in autism

July 30, 2020

Structures called primary cilia – which act like TV antennas for cells to detect signals – are present in fewer numbers in mice born with Fragile X syndrome, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). Study results were published July 30 in the journal […]



Salud America

Dr. Amelie Ramirez named to CDC Foundation Board of Directors

July 29, 2020

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, chair and professor of the Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio, has been elected to a five-year term on the board of directors for the CDC Foundation. Established by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize […]



Yogesh Gupta lab

Coronavirus makes changes that cause cells not to recognize it

July 24, 2020

Discovery lays groundwork for designing novel antiviral drugs With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. On July 24 in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of […]




Mays Cancer Center offers insights on new data about COVID-19 treatments for cancer patients

July 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (July 22, 2020) — The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), which includes the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, announced results July 22 of its second national observational study. The study compares the outcomes of cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19 to the treatments they received. Patients who were […]




Genes, cardiovascular health each factor into dementia risk

July 20, 2020

Genes and cardiovascular health each contribute in an additive way to a person’s risk of dementia, researchers including Sudha Seshadri, MD, and Claudia Satizabal, PhD, of UT Health San Antonio reported July 20 in the journal Neurology. The study was conducted in 1,211 participants in the Framingham Heart Study and involved collaborators from Boston University. […]



Military Health

Iraq war, pandemic both show need for improved airway devices

July 17, 2020

By Joe Feist When UT Health San Antonio’s Robert A. De Lorenzo, MD, was an Army doctor in the bloody Iraq war, he was disturbed by a gap in care due to antiquated airway devices. “I saw our combat medics and emergency providers not carrying suction equipment, not carrying the best airway equipment,” said Dr. […]