Research finds causal evidence tying cerebral small-vessel disease to Alzheimer’s, dementia

June 21, 2024

Study led partly by UT Health San Antonio suggests new prevention strategies Research led in part by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) finds that the most common cerebral small-vessel disease feature seen in brain magnetic resonance imaging is a primary vascular factor associated with dementia risk. […]

Brain donations give researchers a fuller story of Alzheimer’s disease

June 14, 2024

The Biggs Institute is one of 33 centers in the nation recognized as a National Institute on Aging (NIA)- designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and leads as a center in the number of Hispanic patients served, contributing to care for an underserved population as well as representation in research.

Deep brain stimulation keeps amateur artist’s hands steady

March 20, 2024

  Sitting in a diner, John Lattimore straightens his arm and hand. Both are steady. Five years ago, that was not the case. Throughout his life, Lattimore has lived with essential tremors. The neurological condition he shares with his siblings includes shaking hands, arms, head, trunk and vocal cords. In 50%–70% of cases, it’s an […]

University among top-ranking academic research medical centers

February 22, 2024

  The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio) received $131.5 million in National Institutes of Health funding in federal fiscal year 2023, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The university ranked No. 72 out of the 2,886 public and private institutions that received […]