News


San Antonio Express News: Teaching San Antonio researchers to turn brain power into market power

April 15, 2019

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 […]



Inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference

April 5, 2019

The Inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference The inaugural 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 and panel discussion […]


Presidential Award winner: Bess Frost, Ph.D.

April 2, 2019

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 […]


Special Cafe Offers An Oasis For People With Alzheimer’s And Their Caregivers

March 20, 2019

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 […]


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

March 14, 2019

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, […]


Bill and Rebecca Reed Center for Precision Therapies and Palliative Care in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases pilot program announced

March 5, 2019

Bill and Rebecca Reed, members of the Development Board at UT Health San Antonio, are giving $1 million to advance the missions of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, announced the Reeds’ contribution Feb. 24 at “Dialogues on Dementia at […]


Largest Alzheimer’s study finds 5 new genes of risk

March 1, 2019

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 […]


Rivard Report: Alzheimer’s Experts Talk Prevention Ahead of South Texas Conference

February 25, 2019

By Roseanna Garza/Rivard Report Alzheimer’s disease experts from across the globe gathered Sunday afternoon at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts for a panel discussion kicking off the inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference, which is focusing on Alzheimer’s in Hispanic communities. The conference, which runs Monday and Tuesday, also will address personalized medicine looking into individual biomarkers for […]


San Antonio Business Journal: UT Health San Antonio to get millions for new biobank

February 23, 2019

By W. Scott Bailey  – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal The J.M.R. Barker Foundation is contributing $2.5 million to UT Health San Antonio to help develop a centralized biobank that backers hope will accelerate biomedical research and expand the institution’s role in fighting cancer and heart disease, as well as Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The biobank […]


Texas Public Radio: Researchers Try Nicotine To Treat Memory Loss

February 13, 2019

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 […]