Comparison of genes and MRI results shows associations A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter. The study, published Sept. […]
Dr. Carlayne Jackson, professor of neurology and otolaryngology, co-authored a new study that includes the results of a small clinical trial for an oral drug that slowed ALS patients’ rate of functional decline. Read and watch the story.
A neuro-intensive care physician at UT Health San Antonio has invented a science-based way to stop hiccups. The device is called HiccAway.
If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS.
Although it’s not a cure for ALS, an oral drug slowed patients’ rate of functional decline in a clinical trial that included five patients at UT Health San Antonio. If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS. The New England Journal […]
In the war on cancer and other diseases including COVID-19, old drugs approved for other conditions are being studied for new purposes. It’s a strategy that will now be tested in Alzheimer’s disease with a drug called rapamycin. A $2 million grant will enable a clinical trial in which 40 individuals with mild cognitive impairment […]