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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 […]




Children more resilient against coronavirus, study reveals

June 26, 2020

The majority of children with COVID-19 in 26 countries fared well clinically compared to adults during the first four months of the pandemic, a newly released study shows. Researchers from the Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio prepared the study, which is the largest systematic review […]



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‘We Can Stop the Spread’ – wearing a mask protects others

June 25, 2020

Masking can reduce the COVID-19 surge; science proves it. It’s the best thing we can do for ourselves, our families and the community.



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What you need to know about COVID-19 testing

June 24, 2020

By Lety Laurel with faculty submissions. Confused about whether you should get tested for COVID-19? There are a few things infectious disease experts want you to know. Testing is available to anyone but should be reserved for those who have symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with the virus. A person is considered […]



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‘We Can Stop the Spread’ aims to impact behaviors and save lives

June 18, 2020

UT Health San Antonio calls on the community to do its part UT Health San Antonio’s president, William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, today called for area residents to intensify their commitment to safe behaviors in response to a marked increase in COVID-19 cases. “As health care leaders, we are committed to our patients and communities […]



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Glenn Biggs Institute, Caring for the Caregiver at UT Health San Antonio ready to help caregivers coping with the pandemic

June 12, 2020

Faculty and staff of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, in partnership with the Caring for the Caregiver program of the School of Nursing, are concerned about caregivers’ mental health as the necessary – yet uncomfortable – isolation imposed by the coronavirus crisis reaches six months. “There […]