Research

PTSD

Brief writing therapy effective as treatment for military members with PTSD, study shows

January 11, 2022

A brief, five-session treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) called Written Exposure Therapy is as effective as a longer, gold-standard treatment for military service members, a new study shows. In their paper published today by JAMA Network Open, researchers say the treatment option potentially can make effective PTSD treatment more appealing and accessible to military personnel […]



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Immune memory less durable after severe COVID-19, study suggests

January 6, 2022

UT Health San Antonio researchers compared results in less-severe and severe COVID-19 cases one and five months after symptom onset.



UT System Rising STARs award to advance research into metabolic disorders and liver cancer

January 6, 2022

The University of Texas System has awarded Peng Zhao, PhD, a Rising STARs Award. Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor of biochemistry and structural biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio).


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Autism-linked gene, if deleted, results in less myelin

December 22, 2021

Myelin, a sheath of insulation around nerves that enables electrical impulses to efficiently travel through the central nervous system, is diminished in mice that have a gene deletion associated with autism spectrum disorder, new research finds.



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Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

December 20, 2021

In a paper published Dec. 17 in the journal Science Advances, authors from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also referred to as UT Health San Antonio) report that norepinephrine, a fundamental chemical for brain performance, is locally regulated in a brain region called the visual cortex.



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Researchers develop a method to detect toxic brain cells; this could be a step toward a new Alzheimer’s treatment

December 17, 2021

Emerging evidence suggests it may be possible to treat Alzheimer’s disease by targeting therapy at senescent cells in the brain.