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Neurology Today: Elevated Plasma Tau Predicts Stroke Risk Over and Above Other Factors

By Richard Robinson ARTICLE IN BRIEF:In blood samples from participants in the longitudinal Framingham Heart Study, researchers applied a highly sensitive test for total tau and found that those with higher levels had an increased risk for stroke. Elevation of tau in the bloodstream is an independent risk factor for stroke, according to a study […]

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Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% of subjects

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. “Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and more common in football […]

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Dr. Gonzales named RL5 scholar

Mitzi Gonzales, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology and member of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, has been named to the RL5 Scholars program. The NIH funded position supported by the Pepper Center “supports early career investigators appointed by an institution for activities related to the development of a successful clinical and […]

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KSAT 12: Local scientists help discover new genes to identify risk for Alzheimer’s

Dr. Sheshadri on ksat 12
International collaboration could further help people see if they're at risk By Courtney Friedman - VJ, Reporter, Sal Salazar - Photojournalist SAN ANTONIO - It's an unprecedented project. The largest Alzheimer's study in the world involved scientists at University of Texas Health San Antonio. The study, just published in Februrary, reports the discovery of five new genes that increase Alzheimer's [...] Read more

Trend shows later onset of dementia, fewer years of the disease

The diagnosis is one that a family never wants to hear: Your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your mother has stroke-related dementia. Sudha Seshadri, M.D. A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia’s impact might be compressing a bit. That is, people might be developing dementia later and […]

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Researcher selected to participate in program to study Alzheimer’s-vascular interplay

Bernard Fongang, Ph.D. Bernard Fongang, Ph.D., of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases and assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been selected to participate in the PRIDE CVD-CGE Program, a research enrichment activity offered by Washington University at St. Louis. The primary objective of the […]

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San Antonio Express News: Teaching San Antonio researchers to turn brain power into market power

By Laura Garcia, Staff writer Local researchers are dissecting the tiny brains of genetically modified fruit flies, looking for the key to understanding how Alzheimer’s disease progresses. A team of scientists at a UT Health San Antonio research lab are using the flies to test whether a drug that’s been approved for HIV and hepatitis […]

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Inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference

The Inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference The inaugural conference was held February 24-26, 2019. The conference consisted of a public community event and a two-day research conference for health care professionals and students. Dialogue on Dementia at the Tobin Center The free community event featured renowned physicians and scientists for a presentation and panel discussion […]

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Presidential Award winner: Bess Frost, Ph.D.

Distinguished Junior Research Scholar Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, Long School of Medicine Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the Presidential awards ceremony: The first honoree in this category is Bess Frost, assistant professor of cell systems and anatomy and a member at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies […]

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Special Cafe Offers An Oasis For People With Alzheimer’s And Their Caregivers

By Bonnie Petrie   Tucked inside a nondescript building in a residential neighborhood in northwest San Antonio is a little cafe. However, here the coffee doesn’t come in Italian sizes, and the guests provide the music. Welcome to a memory cafe. Mixed into the crowd are people with dementia and their caregivers. Carole White, director […]

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