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UT Health San Antonio leads the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, which together form the world’s largest research network focused on combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring conditions.
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Dr. James Lechleiter studies the potential of astrocytes as a novel therapeutic avenue for brain treatment. Astrocytes play a crucial role in supporting and protecting neuronal function and in modulating brain energy metabolism. A therapeutic strategy that increases energy production is inherently robust, since the number of potential neuroprotective processes that benefit are significantly higher than a single molecular target. Dr. Lechleiter recently received DoD funding for his research through the Military Technology and Enterprise Consortium.
Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System today unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not.Read the article at UT Health San Antonio's Newsroom
For nearly two years, Patty Troyan has been plagued with unanswered questions about her son’s death. “It’s like the most important piece of the puzzle is missing,” she said, speaking to her life without Logan — and of the days leading up to his death. Private First Class Logan Castello was one of the dozens of soldiers who have died while stationed at Fort Hood, an army post in Central Texas, over the last few years. In November 2019, he died by suicide.Read the article on KXAN
The military medical experience of one San Antonio-based trauma surgeon helped shape the invention of a new type of surgical retractor, a medical device that hasn’t changed much in over a century. Dr. Ramon Cestero, a surgery professor at UT Health San Antonio and former U.S. Navy trauma surgeon, developed the TITAN CSR surgical retractor and launched Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems, Inc. (ASR Systems) in 2019.Read the article at Start-Ups San Antonio
Dr. Vincent Mysliwiec and Dr. Alan Peterson, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, are quoted in this article about their study that shows active-duty U.S. military members may be at a markedly increased risk of developing insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.Read the article at UT Health San Antonio's newsroom