Research and Progress

Study reveals novel biomarkers for future dementia risk

March 7, 2018

Participants’ blood samples were drawn years before their dementia diagnosis. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future dementia. Dementia is a rising tidal wave […]

Dialogue on Dementia: “Is Lifestyle Important for Preventing Dementia?”

February 8, 2018

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases presents a robust educational series called “Dialogue on Dementia” bringing you expert physicians, scientists and local resources directly to you. January’s Dialogue on Dementia featured Matthew Pase, Ph.D., a nationally renowned researcher on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and his latest findings on how our lifestyle choices, like sleeping, […]

Caring for the Caregiver faculty member awarded UT System grant

February 7, 2018

Carolyn E.Z. Pickering, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Caring for the Caregiver researcher, has received a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant. Dr. Pickering’s plan for the Rising STARs Award is to develop a […]

Stevens Foundation grant establishes the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence

January 25, 2018

The Perry and Ruby Stevens Foundation awarded UT Health San Antonio $1.5 million to support its new center of excellence for the prevention, research, and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, with an estimated seven to 10 million patients worldwide. Over 1 million people in the U.S. suffer […]

$2.3 million grant to help diagnose Alzheimer’s, other diseases

November 29, 2016

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, on Nov. 1 announced a three-year, $2.3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio for high-powered radiological equipment to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. The new John L. Santikos CT and Nuclear Medicine Suite is a major building block […]

Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer’s-affected cells

February 3, 2016

Skeleton that protects brain cells’ control center is found to be damaged SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 3, 2016)—Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said. […]