Novel brain injury treatment tested in 1st human subject

June 15, 2022

Drug conceived at UT Health San Antonio was safe, effective in animal studies Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, AND GROTON, CONN. (Wednesday, June 15, 2022) — An experimental brain injury medication conceived in laboratories at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) was tested Tuesday, […]

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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. […]




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.

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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 […]

Photo of a brain made of multicolored wires.


School of Nursing to coordinate South Texas Latino Alzheimer’s research network

February 24, 2022

Latino voices to shape new studies to improve care, support for families living with dementia South Texas Latinos will have the opportunity to share the challenges and concerns of living with dementia and caring for individuals affected by dementia through a new project of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also […]