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July 9, 2018
 

Xianlin Han, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine, the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases has received a $300,000 STARs award from the UT System. Dr. Han’s laboratory focuses on lipidomics, a relatively new field of biomedical research which involves complex lipidome […]

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Dementia and genes to be discussed

June 7, 2018
 

Dementia, a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with the activities of daily life, is not the result of a single mutation in a single gene, said Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. On the […]

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Dementia Trend Shows Later Onset with Fewer Years of the Disease

April 23, 2018
 

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., professor of neurology and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is the senior author on the study, which draws evidence from the […]

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Picture of an XRAY of a human head
March 12, 2018
 

Research co-author Dr. Sudha Seshadri of UT Health San Antonio’s Glenn Biggs Institute predicts that the study will also be a boon for dementia research SAN ANTONIO (March 12, 2018)—A landmark international study of DNA samples from 520,000 individuals worldwide—including 67,000 affected individuals—identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., of UT […]

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Study reveals novel biomarkers for future dementia risk

March 7, 2018
 

Participants’ blood samples were drawn years before their dementia diagnosis. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future dementia. Dementia is a rising tidal wave […]

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February 8, 2018
 

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases presents a robust educational series called “Dialogue on Dementia” bringing you expert physicians, scientists and local resources directly to you. January’s Dialogue on Dementia featured Matthew Pase, Ph.D., a nationally renowned researcher on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and his latest findings on how our lifestyle choices, like sleeping, […]

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Caring for the Caregiver faculty member awarded UT System grant

February 7, 2018
 

Carolyn E.Z. Pickering, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Caring for the Caregiver researcher, has received a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant. Dr. Pickering’s plan for the Rising STARs Award is to develop a […]

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January 25, 2018
 

The Perry and Ruby Stevens Foundation awarded UT Health San Antonio $1.5 million to support its new center of excellence for the prevention, research, and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, with an estimated seven to 10 million patients worldwide. Over 1 million people in the U.S. suffer […]

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January 12, 2018
 

With several million dollars in new gifts, momentum continues to grow for the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases launched in September by the Health Science Center. UT Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, announced recent gifts of $3 million from the Greehey Family Foundation, $2 million from the Valero Energy Foundation, […]

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November 10, 2017
 

By William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP The marketplace for top-flight bioscience clinician investigators is intense and competitive. If you want the best, you offer a package to attract the best, and that includes the support of a model city like San Antonio. Four physician scientists newly recruited to UT Health San Antonio are individuals of […]

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