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San Antonio Magazine: At SAMA, Those with Dementia Can Connect Memories Through Art

November 16, 2022

Melissa Flores, LPC, NCC, counselor of the Biggs Institute, discusses how the institute’s “ReCollections” art program creates space for connection for patients and their caregivers. To read the article, visit the San Antonio Magazine.


UT Health San Antonio Women Leaders in Medicine Recognized

November 14, 2022

More than 15 female UT Health San Antonio physicians were recognized as Women Leaders in Medicine for their contributions to medicine by the Bexar County Medical Society. From the Biggs Institute and collaborators of the Biggs Institute, Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute, and Sarah Horn, MD, neurologist, Sara E. Espinoza, MD, […]


Forbes: Foods Rich In Omega-3s May Boost Middle-Aged Brain Health, Research Finds

October 7, 2022

Claudia Satizabal, PhD, researcher and assistant professor at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, comments on her research regarding small consumption of fatty acids may help preserve brain function. To read the full article, visit Forbes.com.


Study links omega-3s to improved brain structure, cognition at midlife

October 6, 2022

Holy mackerel! Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring or sardines keep our brains healthy and our thinking agile in middle age? New research makes this connection. Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in middle age, new evidence indicates. Having at least some omega-3s in […]


Next Avenue: As COVID-19 Subsides, Online Memory Cafes for Dementia Linger

September 30, 2022

Sara Masoud, MPH, a doctoral student and senior community outreach coordinator of the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver program discusses the importance of memory cafes in addressing dementia. To read the article, visit NextAvenue.org


Dozens more genes linked with stroke; potential drug targets identified

September 28, 2022

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are part of an international team that discovered 61 additional genetic loci associated with stroke and six genes that are potential targets for drug therapy to prevent or treat stroke. The findings, published today (Sept. 28) in Nature, are […]


Alzheimer’s Weekly: Success in Delaying Dementia

August 15, 2022

Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, discusses her latest research surrounding the trend of people developing dementia later in life and the relation to strokes. To read the article, visit AlzheimersWeekly.com.


Scientists hope to create a health ‘scorecard’ for dementia risk

July 5, 2022

    UT Health San Antonio is site for a new major study of diverse communities is looking at how brain changes and genetics contribute to dementia and Alzheimer’s. UT Health San Antonio is a clinical research site for a new study, Diverse Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, or Diverse VCID. by UC […]



Novel brain injury treatment tested in 1st human subject

June 15, 2022

An experimental brain injury medication conceived in laboratories at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) was tested Tuesday, June 14, in the first human subject, a clinical trial participant in Hungary. If the drug, called AST-004, performs well in human studies, it will be an urgently needed […]




San Antonio Express News: UTSA awards $4 million to Alzheimer’s researchers around the world

June 9, 2022

Bess Frost, PhD, Bartell Zachry Distinguished Professor for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders at UT Health San Antonio, has been awarded $500,000 to advance her studies on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Frost is currently enrolling patients with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s for a trial studying […]