UT Health Science Center San Antonio seeks volunteers to join VIVA-MIND study of an oral drug for Alzheimer’s

July 27, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 27, 2023) — The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is recruiting participants for VIVA-MIND, a study to learn whether a new drug therapy for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can help people experiencing mild memory […]






UT Health Science Center study will assess Mexican Americans and dementia risk

July 20, 2023

The San Antonio Heart and Mind Study is an extension of previous research conducted from 1979 to 2006. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 20, 2023) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a five-year, $15.5 million grant to conduct the San Antonio Heart and Mind Study, […]

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UT Health Science Center San Antonio develops tool that counts brain lesions in seconds

July 13, 2023

Novel AI algorithm precisely quantifies perivascular spaces that signal risk of stroke. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 13, 2023) — An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio accurately counts brain lesions on MRI scans within seconds. Once it is adapted to the […]




Could enhancing the body’s own marijuana-like chemical treat Alzheimer’s?

June 23, 2023

  Can the body’s naturally occurring “pot” be boosted in the brain to treat Alzheimer’s disease? A researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is studying that intriguing question with $4.4 million in newly awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health. Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), derived from marijuana or cannabis plants, […]