Alzheimer’s Disease

Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration, study shows

November 11, 2019
 

This finding, if furthered, holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in some people.

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You’re invited to join campuswide coalition on family caregiving

November 4, 2019
 

The School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver program, directed by Carole L. White, Ph.D., RN, is leading an effort to establish a campuswide, interdisciplinary effort to support family caregivers.

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Biggs Institute seeks 10 volunteers for study of Alzheimer’s drug

October 23, 2019
 

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is recruiting volunteers for a clinical study of an investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The principal investigator for this study is Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute. The Biggs […]

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What you need to know about brain donation

August 6, 2019
 

A Dialogue on Dementia seminar set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, will focus on the brain donation program, the outcomes and the unlimited potential that comes from this selfless gift.

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Study finds CTE in 6% of subjects

June 21, 2019
 

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. “Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and more common in […]

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Faculty member named an RL5 Scholar

June 6, 2019
 

Mitzi Gonzales, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology and member of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, has been named to the RL5 Scholars program.

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