Study: Higher chemical concentrations found in baby teeth of children with autism

May 6, 2024

A recent exploratory study by a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found a potential link between a buildup of organic chemicals in baby teeth and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a study published March 14, in the Journal of Xenobiotics, Raymond Palmer, PhD, a biostatistician and epidemiologist with […]


CPRIT awards approximately $16.4 million to advance children’s cancer research and attract top researchers to South Texas

March 6, 2024

Content contributed by Steven Lee The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has secured approximately $16.4 million in funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) since last August, which will be utilized to help advance research into cancers that affect children and adolescents as […]




UT Health San Antonio assistant professor receives UT System Rising STARs award

January 12, 2024

Min Kyu Kim, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio), recently received a $100,000 Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award from […]


Team eyes gene therapy for children paralyzed by rare mutations

October 20, 2023

Turning on the gene in mice restores the animals’ motor functions Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 20, 2023) — The 50 families stretch from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to the United States and China. Each family has a child who is paralyzed from a mutation in a single gene named […]




Clinical trial gives women with gene mutation power over disease

September 8, 2023

    When Juana Padron, a 40-year-old mother of four, chose to have a genetic test, going against her friends and family’s advice was the last thing on her mind. Padron’s aunt died from breast cancer, and she watched her sister endure two surgeries and chemotherapy as she successfully fought off ovarian cancer. Her primary […]


Could enhancing the body’s own marijuana-like chemical treat Alzheimer’s?

June 23, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 23, 2023) — Can the body’s naturally occurring “pot” be boosted in the brain to treat Alzheimer’s disease? A researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is studying that intriguing question with $4.4 million in newly awarded funding from the National Institutes […]