San Antonio partners pioneer surgery aimed at reversing Type 2 diabetes

April 22, 2021

First patient to receive fat extraction surgery has improved health. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 22, 2021) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also referred to as UT Health San Antonio), University Health and Texas Biomedical Research Institute are reporting promising results following a minimally invasive procedure […]

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UT Health San Antonio research team tackles childhood obesity with five-year, $1 million grant from Baptist Health Foundation

April 9, 2021

The potentially groundbreaking research led by principal investigator Lily Q. Dong, PhD, professor of cell systems and anatomy at UT Health San Antonio, is testing whether there is a genetic marker of early insulin resistance in youth that could be controlled, thereby preventing obesity and development of Type 2 diabetes. Currently, most studies and treatment focus on adults, and pediatric anti-obesity drugs have limited effect.






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 Science Center San Antonio co-sponsors international breast cancer symposium Dec. 6-10

December 5, 2016

More than 7,000 oncologists, cancer researchers and patient advocates will converge on San Antonio Dec. 6-10 for the 39th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Among them will be researchers and oncologists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, which founded the conference in 1978.