Increasing brain protein could be a treatment for obesity

January 20, 2023

  Drug target that revs up energy expenditure, reduces appetite identified Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 20, 2023) — A drug that promotes energy expenditure in the body while suppressing appetite could be a powerful weight loss therapy. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Second […]





Restraining a liver enzyme could help us trim down, reduce appetite

April 5, 2022

Novel approach identified to tackle metabolic diseases. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy […]

obesity, weight loss


Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology assistant professor earns UT System Rising STARs award to further metabolic disease research

April 1, 2022

Kevin Koronowski, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio, received a UT System Rising STARs (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) award in […]


Trailblazing diabetes researcher receives 2022 Luminary in Cardiometabolic Medicine Award

January 28, 2022

Noted diabetes researcher Ralph DeFronzo, MD, has received the 2022 Luminary in Cardiometabolic Medicine award from the Metabolic Institute of America. Dr. DeFronzo is chief of diabetes at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and deputy director of the University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute. As the […]


KENS 5: Expert shares ways parents can help battle childhood obesity

September 29, 2021

Dr. Cynthia Cantu, with UT Health Physicians Primary Care, was interviewed for a story that appeared on KENS 5 where she spoke to viewers about National Childhood Obesity Month. She explained how the pandemic has affected the health of children, what other health issues could develop if your child is considered obese and some simple […]