Research

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]




Forbes: Senolytic Therapies Seem to Stop Alzheimer’s Disease In Its Tracks

October 12, 2018

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer’s disease. And their discovery could lead to treatments for more than 20 human brain diseases including Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury. One author of the study went as far as to say the […]




Toxic ‘zombie’ cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer’s

August 27, 2018

A type of cellular stress known to be involved in cancer and aging has now been implicated, for the first time, in Alzheimer’s disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers reported the discovery Aug. 20 in the journal Aging Cell. The team found that the stress, called cellular senescence, is associated with harmful tau protein […]



Comment about findings of the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project

August 17, 2018

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, made the following statement about the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, findings of which were announced Tuesday, Aug. 14. Dr. Seshadri is principal investigator of the research, which was developed jointly by [...]