Research


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 […]

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Postdoctoral fellow’s research to be recognized at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting

April 11, 2019
 

Eliana A. Vasquez, M.D., postdoctoral fellow of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, has been selected to present her research at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting on Monday, May 6.

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Postdoctoral fellow receives BrightFocus award

April 11, 2019
 

  Wenyan Sun, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow of the Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio, was awarded a $200,000 two year post-doctoral fellowship award by BrightFocus. BrightFocus funds research worldwide on Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. [...] Read More

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 […]

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