Healthy Aging and Lifestyle
December 20, 2023
Bess Frost, PhD, an associate professor in Cell Systems and Anatomy, and her team recently discovered that an inflammatory trigger, like one present during viral infections, is elevated in Alzheimer’s — but this inflammatory trigger isn’t from our time. To listen to the podcast or read the article, visit TPR.org.
November 20, 2023
Brain donations provide families with answers and closure while providing key resources for research, said Kevin Bieniek, PhD, director of the Brain Bank at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. To listen to the podcast or read the article, visit TPR.org.
November 5, 2023
People in their 40s and 50s may be able to fight Alzheimer’s disease with Omega 3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and fish oils, according to Claudia Satizabal, Ph.D, assistant professor of population health sciences with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. To listen to the […]
October 21, 2023
Debora Melo van Lent, PhD, nutrition scientist and epidemiologist at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, shares the latest discoveries from research studies focused on diets that might slow brain aging and our risks for developing dementia. To listen to the podcast or read the article, visit […]
August 11, 2023
UT Health San Antonio announces receiving a $15.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue a study conducted from 1979 to 2006. Claudia Satizabal, PhD, the study’s principal investigator at the university’s Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, noted that the original study’s participants “returned for follow-up visits, which means we […]
July 21, 2023
Yannick Wadop, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, shares his findings as the lead researcher in this new study exploring the connection between gut health and brain health. Dr. Wadop states this research suggests “manipulating or monitoring the abundance of bacteria with neuroprotective effects […]
July 20, 2023
A clinical research associate from the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases shares a study’s exploration on the connection between our gut health and cognitive function. To learn more, visit NeurologyLive.com.
June 7, 2023
Mohamad Habes, PhD, from the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, discusses his new research on type 1 diabetes and observed advanced brain aging. To read the article, visit HCPLive. com.
April 22, 2023
Participants whose hypertension was more intensively managed had fewer lesions in the brain’s white matter Intensive blood pressure treatment significantly reduces the risk of adverse cerebrovascular events such as stroke. New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) shows evidence of how the brain benefits from […]
March 15, 2023
What began as a heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis study, the Framingham Heart Study from its 1948 launch, ultimately broadened into explorations of many topics. Dementia studies using Framingham data began in the 1970s. Meanwhile, beginning in 1979, another study, the San Antonio Heart Study, blazed the trail in enrolling Hispanic participants. In this Petrie […]