Aging

Crossroads Today: ‘Texas HHSC saw a need for people who want to understand their own condition or loved one’s”

June 1, 2021
 

This article is about the collaboration between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and UT Health San Antonio to brainstorm and create a free eLearning series, which is available to the public. The series includes a variety of topics such as anxiety disorders, depression, substance use disorders, mood disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, […]


Discover Magazine: Fight or flight? Why our caveman brains keep getting confused

April 16, 2021
 

Dr. Sudha Seshadri, professor of neurology and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, explains the link between neurodegenerative diseases and high cortisol levels in this Discover Magazine article. The story mentions that her research published in the journal Neurology, has shown that those with higher morning cortisol levels are more […]


News 4: Local doctors research if cholesterol pill can keep you healthy as you age

April 7, 2021
 

In this News 4 segment, Dr. Sara Espinoza, Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine, explained the clinical trial PREVENTABLE, an NIH-funded study of the Barshop Institute. The study will investigate whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help adults age 75 and older maintain health by preventing dementia, disability […]


Faculty member selected for diversity leadership program

March 5, 2021
 

Eduardo Marques Zilli, MD, assistant professor and neurologist with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, was recently selected to take part in the 2021 America Academy of Neurology Diversity Leadership Program.


Telemundo 60: Investigan posibles consecuencias del COVID-19 en el cerebro

February 12, 2021
 

Dr. Gabriel de Erausquin, Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, contributed to this Telemundo (Spanish-language) story regarding the research that he and other leading scientists from more than 30 countries are doing, supported by the Alzheimer’s Association, that is investigating the possible consequences of COVID-19 on the brain; he is currently in Argentina […]


Williamsport Sun-Gazette: How COVID-19 will impact seniors long term

February 10, 2021
 

The work of dementia researchers from the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases is referenced in this opinion/commentary published in the Sun-Gazette; while it is becoming clear that the damage done by COVID-19 will have chronic consequences, the question remains as to what degree and under what form. Read the story.