CNN: Genetic predisposition toward higher blood pressure, cholesterol may be linked to Alzheimer’s risk, study finds

May 18, 2023

Sudha Seshadri, MD, director of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, was interviewed by CNN on a research study showing certain forms of higher blood pressure and cholesterol with a genetic link could be related to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. To read the full article, visit

Construction underway on first of its kind Center for Brain Health at UT Health Science Center San Antonio

May 2, 2023

The Center for Brain Health will contain 75 exam rooms, 50 faculty offices, a 12-chair non-oncology infusion center and an outpatient pharmacy. The five-level building, 103,500 gross square feet in size, will provide ease of access for families and patients and meet their many needs under one roof. Designed services include advanced clinical and research […]

Science Magazine: Texas Neurologist and Professor elected New American Academy of Neurology President

May 1, 2023

Carlayne Jackson, MD, a specialist in the treatment and research of neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), neurologist and chair of the Department of Neurology at UT Health San Antonio has been elected as the 38th president of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). According to the the American Academy […]

Keeping a tighter rein on blood pressure in adults over 50 is desirable for brain health

April 22, 2023

Participants whose hypertension was more intensively managed had fewer lesions in the brain’s white matter Intensive blood pressure treatment significantly reduces the risk of adverse cerebrovascular events such as stroke. New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) shows evidence of how the brain benefits from […]

Commentary: San Antonio is building a national resource in brain health

April 8, 2023

Originally published by the San Antonio Express-News on April 4, 2023. By William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, and Sudha Seshadri, MD In the coming years, an overwhelming number of people in our community will reach the stage of life when they are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The primary risk factor […]

Texas Public Radio: Petrie Dish podcast: Could Ozempic be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease?

March 27, 2023

Ozempic is a medication to help control blood sugar levels in type two diabetes and, more recently, obesity. Now, it is also being studied for as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Listen to Texas Public Radio host, Bonnie Petrie, as she speaks with Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s […]

Texas Public Radio: San Antonio researchers revive 1979 Heart and Mind Study

March 15, 2023

What began as a heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis study, the Framingham Heart Study from its 1948 launch, ultimately broadened into explorations of many topics. Dementia studies using Framingham data began in the 1970s. Meanwhile, beginning in 1979, another study, the San Antonio Heart Study, blazed the trail in enrolling Hispanic participants. In this Petrie […]

San Antonio Report: An Alzheimer’s ‘tsunami’ is coming. In San Antonio, a new brain health center is part of the preparation.

March 13, 2023

The San Antonio Report covers the upcoming Center for Brain Health at UT Health San Antonio that will be first of its kind in San Antonio to address dementia in one place with state of the art research equipment. To read the full article, visit

UT Health San Antonio scientists tie obesity to Alzheimer’s-related genes

February 22, 2023

Obesity in midlife and in women most closely linked to dementia. In a new study, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) link obesity with 21 Alzheimer’s disease-related genes, providing a potential mechanistic explanation for why Alzheimer’s is sometimes more frequent among adults who experienced obesity […]

US News: 21 Genes Could Link Midlife Obesity & Alzheimer’s Risk

February 22, 2023

US News and Report features the new research study findings of Claudia Satizabal, PhD, and Sudha Seshadri, MD, of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. The study reviews the connection between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease-related genes. To read the article, visit