Alzheimer’s Disease

Bess Frost, Ph.D.

Dr. Frost receives New Investigator Award in Alzheimer’s Disease

October 14, 2016
 

Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell systems and anatomy at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, has been awarded the 2016 New Investigator Award in Alzheimer’s Disease from the American Federation for Aging Research.

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UT Health Science Center to host presentation, discussion on new community initiative for Alzheimer’s caregivers

October 4, 2016
 

To better serve the needs of families and health professionals who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is hosting two free events ― Oct. 6-7 ― that will begin discussions for a community-based Caring for the Caregiver initiative.

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KENS 5: Breakthrough drug in the battle against Alzheimer’s

September 6, 2016
 

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, an illness first discovered more than 100 years ago. Now researchers say that there is a possible breakthrough in the battle against the debilitating disease. Watch the full story at KENS 5

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Community invited to participate in national health care improvement conference

August 23, 2016
 

San Antonio area residents will have the opportunity to contribute to improving patient safety and the quality of health care at a national conference sponsored by the School of Nursing of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The “Conference on Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement” will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-4, at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel, 111 E. Pecan, in downtown San Antonio.

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Science Daily: Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s linked to structural flaw

July 14, 2016
 

Researchers found that the nuclei from brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease contained tunnels (arrows) not found in normal brain cells. “We have identified multiple new cellular processes that go awry in Alzheimer’s disease because of pathological tau,” said Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

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U.S. News & World Report: This old drug could boost your memory

July 5, 2016
 

A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests. Methylene blue has been used in medicine for more than a century, said Timothy Duong, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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