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Traffic officer protein governs speed of sugar/fat conversion pathway

April 24, 2020

Scientists in Texas and Pennsylvania have identified a protein sensor that restricts how much sugar and fat our cells convert into energy during periods of starvation. It is possible, the scientists say, that the sensor could be fine-tuned to prompt more sugar and fat conversion in people with metabolic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and […]

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UT Health San Antonio gets COVID-19 testing boost thanks to Hyundai Hope on Wheels

April 23, 2020

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO (April 23, 2020) — Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and San Antonio-area Hyundai dealers have awarded UT Health San Antonio a $100,000 grant for COVID-19 testing. The university is one of 22 health institutions throughout the nation to share in a total of $4 million awarded this […]


Researchers aim at the heart of COVID-19 cardiac damage

April 20, 2020

To understand and prevent COVID-19-induced heart disease, researchers at UT Health San Antonio will follow recovered patients for the next 10-15 years, all the while studying basic mechanisms that underlie the cardiac damage now observed in one-fifth of COVID-19 patients. Faculty in the university’s Long School of Medicine will test two molecular drugs in infected […]

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FDA approves tripling platelets’ shelf life based on UT Health San Antonio research

April 13, 2020

Media contact: Susan Anasagasti,, (305) 903-8829 SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2020) — UT Health San Antonio played a major research role in the FDA’s recent approval of a new process that nearly triples the five-day shelf life of blood platelets, commonly used for treating trauma patients. The breakthrough is expected to increase the availability […]

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San Antonio researchers making hand sanitizer for the front line

April 10, 2020

Following the tradition of World War II’s Rosie the Riveter, compassionate scientists at UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio are backfilling the front-lines pandemic effort by making hand sanitizer for UT Health care providers. “This started with our senior director of clinical operations, who asked if we could augment […]

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UT Health San Antonio researchers study antibodies against coronavirus

April 1, 2020

As laboratories across the country rush to find answers for the novel coronavirus, UT Health San Antonio is bringing a unique combination of expertise to bear on the crisis. The goal is a precise and effective vaccine to prevent infection, said Robert Hromas, M.D., professor and dean of the university’s Long School of Medicine. UT […]