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Chronic pain self-management program proves effective in study

July 10, 2018
 

Linda Rogers of San Antonio loves caring for children, including her own grandchildren. This summer in her home, she is watching and cooking for six youths ranging in age from 1 to 12. She has little time to be bogged down with aches and pains. Rogers, 51, has coped with chronic pain from neuropathy, gout […]

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Fragile X study

Gene editing curbs autism symptoms in mice

June 26, 2018
 

Scientists at UT Health San Antonio have edited a gene in the brain to decrease the repetitive behaviors of mice with fragile X syndrome, which is an inherited cause of autism spectrum disorders. The study is described in the July issue of Nature Biomedical Engineering. The San Antonio researchers, who included study leader Hye Young […]

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Voelcker Fund awards $1.45 million for young faculty research and $850,000 for pipeline science education

June 26, 2018
 

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, on June 26 announced that the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is giving $1.45 million to the university to support three innovative research projects and one pilot research project, all conducted by rising young faculty studying cancer and cardiovascular disease. President Henrich also […]

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Barshop Institute researchers study alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Naturally occurring protein in body could treat alcoholic liver disease

June 22, 2018
 

Chronic alcohol drinking affects 16 million people in the United States, and one of the results is fatty liver damage leading to cirrhosis (scarring). Liver cirrhosis is the 12th-leading cause of death nationwide. Researchers at UT Health San Antonio’s Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies and Department of Molecular Medicine have […]

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Psychiatric disorders often share common genetic risk, according to study of more than 850,000 patients

June 22, 2018
 

By poring over data from hundreds of thousands of patients, a worldwide team that included Sudha Seshadri, M.D., of UT Health San Antonio, found that psychiatric disorders share a great deal of common genetic variant risk, whereas neurological disorders appear to be more distinct from one another and from the psychiatric disorders. Dr. Seshadri is […]

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Male High School Student Talking To Teacher By Lockers

New Action Pack helps schools become ‘trauma sensitive’ to kids

June 20, 2018
 

Media contact: Cliff Despres, (210) 562-6517, despres@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 21, 2018) — About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other trauma. These kids face deep emotional, physical and mental scars. How can schools support and help students dealing with trauma? The new Salud America! “Trauma-Sensitive School Action Pack” is a […]

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