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PhD candidate Saliba receives translational science outstanding trainee award

April 20, 2022
 

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu CHICAGO (April 20, 2022) — Afaf Saliba, MSc, a student in the PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences degree program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, today received a Translational Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). ACTS, a non-profit membership association […]




In the race to solve Alzheimer’s disease, scientists find more needles in the haystack

April 20, 2022
 

Thanks to international collaboration, more genetic variations for Alzheimer’s disease are known today than ever before. The list of gene variants recognized for late-onset Alzheimer’s grew from one in 2009 to 40 in 2022. This month, scientists published a list of 75, some of which are considered as prime drug targets. Drug development is underway.




In the race to solve Alzheimer’s disease, scientists find more needles in the haystack

April 19, 2022
 

Thanks to international collaboration, more genetic variations for Alzheimer’s disease are known today than ever before. The list of gene variants recognized for late-onset Alzheimer’s grew from one in 2009 to 40 in 2022. This month, scientists published a list of 75, some of which are considered as prime drug targets. Drug development is underway. […]



UT Health San Antonio faculty to dedicate Compassion Path on campus

April 19, 2022
 

WHAT:  The “Compassion Path,” a tree-lined walkway of serenity, reflection and hope at UT Health San Antonio, will be dedicated. The path was envisioned following a pledge from Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council to donate trees to institutions that participated in a six-week Compassion Integrity Training. The trees were planted in December 2020. […]


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Team discovers novel drug target for Alzheimer’s and related dementias

April 14, 2022
 

Researchers from UT Health San Antonio today reported the discovery of a novel mechanism by which pathological forms of tau protein cause neurons to die. Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are among more than 20 disorders that include tau protein pathology. The newly found mechanism of tau-induced damage can be altered pharmacologically, the scientists noted, making it a novel target for drug development.



Photo of a brain made of multicolored wires.

Team discovers novel root cause of tau-induced neurodegeneration

April 13, 2022
 

mRNA quality control identified as novel drug target for Alzheimer’s and related dementias Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2022) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported the discovery of a novel mechanism by which pathological forms of tau […]