Texas Public Radio: UT Health receives $15M to conduct San Antonio’s new Heart and Mind study

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 […]

Using AI to diagnose brain disease in seconds

August 8, 2023

Stroke has occurred several times in your family. Aunt Mary suffered hers at the dinner table on a holiday. The fork she was holding fell to the table. Grandmother Sadie’s happened during her last years when you were away at college. Her thinking was never sharp again. Yes, your family history includes stroke and dementia […]

UT Health Science Center San Antonio recognized as Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center

July 26, 2023

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has been designated a Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center, the first of its kind in the state of Texas. The Parkinson’s Foundation announced the expansion of its Global Care Network with the addition of four Centers of Excellence and four Comprehensive Care […]

AARP: Constantly Constipated? It Could Be Bad for Your Brain

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 […] Insights on Gut Bacteria and Cognitive Health from Middle-Aged Adults

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  

San Antonio Woman: Sudha Seshadri, MD, Stands at the Forefront of Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment

July 19, 2023

In San Antonio Woman magazine, Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, shares what ignited her passion for studying the complexities of neurodegenerative diseases. Read the article at  

Response to Lecanemab (Leqembi®)

July 10, 2023

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegnerative Diseases is excited about the progress of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, including lecanemab. We acknowledge this is a first step in treatment advancements, and although the medicine is demonstrating a modest benefit, there is the possibility of side-effects like brain swelling. Lecanemab is not for […]

Brain stimulation gives Parkinson’s patient new lease on life

June 23, 2023

At 77 years old, Carl McLain appears to be the picture of health. His half smile and twinkling eyes hint at a mischievous sense of humor. But eight years ago, he was far from feeling healthy. Mysterious symptoms such as pain in his legs, depression, anxiety and trouble sleeping led him to see one specialist […]

Think Science: Dementia in South Texas Recording

June 12, 2023

“South Texas is about 80% Hispanic. Our city is about 65% Hispanic. Hispanics on average have a 50% higher risk of developing dementia. And unfortunately, the risk is pretty high. If we don’t do anything, if we as a group don’t do anything, one in three of us will develop dementia at some time before […]

HCP Live: Advanced Brain Aging Observed in Older Type 1 Diabetes Patients Compared to Those Without

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.