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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 South Texas Alzheimer’s 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 […]

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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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News4SA: Brain Bank opens to bring more research and treatment to CTE, Alzheimer’s patients

by Adam King This week Brain Awareness Week is a nationwide effort to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research, and there is a brand new facility opening in San Antonio to help protect the his week Brain Awareness Week is a nationwide effort to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research, […]

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Largest Alzheimer’s study finds 5 new genes of risk

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase Alzheimer’s risk. The meta-analysis, which combines and reevaluates data collected by four consortia that make up the International Genomic […]

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Texas Public Radio: Researchers Try Nicotine To Treat Memory Loss

Researchers in San Antonio are recruiting people with mild cognitive impairment for a nationwide study to see if nicotine improves symptoms. The study is called the MIND study — Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing. Those behind the study are trying to find out if people who are starting to have memory problems experience improvement if they’re […]

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Texas Public Radio: Can You Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s?

To listen to the segment, visit Texas Public Radio. Guests: Dr. Sudha Seshadri, professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases Dr. Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association Ginny Funk, programs and advocacy director for the Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio and […]

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Faculty member awarded 2019 Presidential Award

UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, announced the 2019 Presidential Award winners Jan. 15. Established in 1985, the Presidential Awards recognize exemplary performance by individuals who consistently excel in their positions and demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and core values of UT Health San Antonio. Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant […]

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