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

January 11, 2022

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 11, 2021) — 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 […]

Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaén appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

January 5, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 5, 2022) — Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chairman of family and community medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), will serve the next four years on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The task […]

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

December 23, 2021

UT Health San Antonio researchers compared results in less-severe and severe COVID-19 cases one and five months after symptom onset. Media contacts: Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio, (210) 567-2579, Elizabeth Allen, University Health, (210) 358-2344, SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 23, 2021) — Infection-fighting B cells retain better memory of the coronavirus spike protein […]

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

December 20, 2021

Mice missing one copy of the Tbx1 gene exhibit slower cognitive processing. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 20, 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 […]

‘Living Beyond Cancer A-Z Symposium,’ scheduled Jan. 8, is postponed until a later date

December 20, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, SAN ANTONIO – The “Living Beyond Cancer A-Z: A Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health Antonio MD Anderson Symposium,” originally scheduled for Jan. 8, has been postponed until a later date. More information will be provided soon. The below includes information from the original press release: The event is […]

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Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

December 17, 2021

Chemical’s release in brain tied to processing of imagery, cells’ activation. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 17, 2021) — “Look at me!” we might say while attempting to engage our children. It turns out there is a neurochemical explanation for why looking at mom or dad actually helps kiddos pay better […]