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Barshop Institute gains NIA award renewals totaling $11 million; funds support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 10, 2020

UT Health San Antonio announced today (Sept. 10) that its Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the […]

Fifth annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference goes virtual, opens registration

September 8, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2020) – Registration is now open for the fifth annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference, slated for Oct. 22-23, 2020. The conference will feature leaders in the field reporting advances in the assessment and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring conditions. Pre-conference continuing education and clinical training opportunities are […]

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Oral pill slows rate of decline in ALS patients

September 8, 2020

Although it’s not a cure for ALS, an oral drug slowed patients’ rate of functional decline in a clinical trial that included five patients at UT Health San Antonio. If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS. The New England Journal […]

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Post-COVID syndrome severely damages children’s hearts; ‘immense inflammation’ causing cardiac blood vessel dilation

September 4, 2020

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), believed to be linked to COVID-19, damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions, said the senior author of a medical literature review published Sept. 4 in EClinicalMedicine, a journal of The Lancet. Case studies also show MIS-C can strike seemingly […]

New Latino-Focused Campaign: Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19!

September 2, 2020

Contact: Cliff Despres, Communications, Salud America!, UT Health San Antonio 210-562-6517, The #JuntosStopCovid campaign has culturally relevant fact sheets, role model videos, and infographics to help Latino families take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 SAN ANTONIO — COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact Latinos, killing more than 33,000 and hospitalizing many more of […]

Don’t let Labor Day become a COVID day. Mask up!

August 26, 2020

Labor Day is nearly here, and again, South Texas, we must not let our guard down. Experts from UT Health San Antonio urge everyone to wear masks, observe 6-foot social distance, wash hands vigorously, and avoid indoor and large gatherings. Stay in your family bubble as much as possible and wear a mask if you […]