Aging

CNN: Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

August 3, 2020
 

Amy Garrett, PhD, assistant professor of radiology and psychiatry and director of the neuroimaging core for the Department of Psychiatry, was interviewed as an outside expert to provide context in this story about a new study that suggests experiencing adversity early in life is likely to make children reach puberty more quickly, increase cellular aging […]


International Business Times: Cardiovascular health and genes play important role in risk of developing dementia: study

July 22, 2020
 

Genes and cardiovascular health each contribute in an additive way to a person’s risk of dementia, researchers including Sudha Seshadri, MD, and Claudia Satizabal, PhD, of UT Health San Antonio reported July 20 in the journal Neurology. Read the story.


Drug Target Review: Synapse-protecting protein could be a target for Alzheimer’s therapies

July 22, 2020
 

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. The discovery, published July 13 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has implications for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Read the story.


Asian News International: Study factors in genes, cardiovascular health into dementia risk

July 21, 2020
 

Genes and cardiovascular health each contribute additionally to a person’s risk of dementia, according to new research, published in the journal Neurology. The study was done by U.S. researchers including Sudha Seshadri, MD, and Claudia Satizabal, PhD. The study was conducted in 1,211 participants in the Framingham Heart Study and involved collaborators from Boston University. […]



Genes, cardiovascular health each factor into dementia risk

July 20, 2020
 

Researchers hope the study results will encourage people to exercise, reduce stress and eat a healthy diet.



News Medical Life Sciences: Researchers discover a new class of synapse-saving proteins

July 20, 2020
 

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. The discovery, published July 13 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has implications for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Read the story.