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KSAT 12: Local scientists help discover new genes to identify risk for Alzheimer’s

June 4, 2019

  International collaboration could further help people see if they’re at risk By Courtney Friedman – VJ, Reporter, Sal Salazar – Photojournalist SAN ANTONIO – It’s an unprecedented project. The largest Alzheimer’s study in the world involved scientists at University of Texas Health San Antonio. The study, just published in Februrary, reports the discovery of five new genes that increase […]



Trend shows later onset of dementia, fewer years of the disease

April 25, 2019

The diagnosis is one that a family never wants to hear: Your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your mother has stroke-related dementia. Sudha Seshadri, M.D. A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia’s impact might be compressing a bit. That is, people might be developing dementia later and […]


Researcher selected to participate in program to study Alzheimer’s-vascular interplay

April 23, 2019

Bernard Fongang, Ph.D. Bernard Fongang, Ph.D., of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases and assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been selected to participate in the PRIDE CVD-CGE Program, a research enrichment activity offered by Washington University at St. Louis. The primary objective of the […]



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 […]



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.


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.


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, […]


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 […]