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.




Landmark national study resumes after COVID-enforced pause

January 24, 2022

Scientists look at the molecular mechanisms behind exercise’s health, anti-aging benefits. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 24, 2022) – After a 15-month-long COVID-19 stoppage, a landmark National Institutes of Health effort to detail the exact molecular mechanisms that explain exercise’s health and anti-aging benefits is again under way. “We’re very excited […]

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UT Health Science Center San Antonio among group tapped by NIH to map senescent ‘zombie’ cells in the body

October 20, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 20, 2021) — Researchers nationwide, including a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, are embarking on a massive effort to learn the locations and roles of senescent “zombie” cells in humans. The health science center is part of a multi-institution group […]