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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 […]

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UT Health San Antonio gains $2M to study rapamycin for Alzheimer’s

August 25, 2020

In the war on cancer and other diseases including COVID-19, old drugs approved for other conditions are being studied for new purposes. It’s a strategy that will now be tested in Alzheimer’s disease with a drug called rapamycin. A $2 million grant will enable a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in which 40 individuals with mild […]

Study shows promise for two-day therapy that treats PTSD and improves relationships

August 24, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 24, 2020) — Couples that include a partner with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may someday have access to a faster, more efficient therapy that treats the disorder and simultaneously improves their relationships. A new study published by the journal Behavior Therapy demonstrated that an established treatment that typically involves 15 weekly sessions could be […]