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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 […]


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

January 23, 2019

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 […]


Faculty member awarded 2019 Presidential Award

January 22, 2019

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 […]


San Antonio Express News: Studies of Alzheimer’s and brain diseases vital for Texas

January 14, 2019

“The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.” Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon (1891-1976) The healthy brain solves problems, triumphs over adversity, paints works of art and composes sonatas. When the brain is diseased or injured, by contrast, the toll is […]


Study finds association between vascular factors and brain shrinkage

December 19, 2018

Tiny blood vessels carry life-sustaining nutrition to the deepest recesses of the brain. How early in life do these small, but essential, tributaries begin to lose their function? This decline might start in middle age, and a subset of people may be more at risk for it than others, suggests a study published by faculty […]


Announcing occupational therapy services for people with dementia and their caregivers

December 3, 2018

By Kate Hunger New Department of Occupational Therapy clinical faculty member Laura Novak, OTR, is developing the new occupational therapy services program at the UT Health San Antonio Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Laura Novak, OTR Nova joined the department in July. She has 18 years’ experience as a clinician, primarily within […]


Dr. Parker and Dr. Gonzales receive Texas Alzheimer’s consortium funding

November 19, 2018

Alicia Parker, M.D., and Mitzi Gonzales, Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio will receive grant funding from the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC), the organization recently announced. Alicia Parker, M.D. Dr. Parker is assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and staff physician with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. [...]

Dr. Seshadri receives nearly $2 million STARs award

November 14, 2018

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio, recently received a $1,991,114 Translational STARs award from the UT System to address research and treatment needs in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Seshadri, who joined UT Health San Antonio in December 2017, is the founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for […]


San Antonio Express-News: We must end the Alzheimer’s tsunami

November 8, 2018

We must end the Alzheimer’s tsunami By Sudha Seshadri, For the Express-News, Nov. 7, 2018   On Nov. 5, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a joint resolution passed by Congress that designated November 1988 as National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. The resolution referred to the “two and one-half million Americans” affected by Alzheimer’s disease and the $25 […]



TIME: Stressed-Out People May Have Smaller Brains, Study Says

October 24, 2018

  By Jamie Ducharme October 24, 2018   You already know that stress is bad for your health, but according to a new study published in Neurology, it may also be bad for your brain. The new study found that middle-aged adults with the highest levels of cortisol had lower brain volume and cognitive functioning […]