Alzheimer’s Disease

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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Austrian Tribune: APOE Variant Might Have Adverse Impact During Childhood

July 1, 2016

According to a new cross-sectional research, children detected with the e4e4 and e2e4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene displayed smaller hippocampal volumes and inferior cognitive assessment performance, as compared to children with other variants of APOE gene. Read the full story at the Austrian Tribune

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MD News Magazine (sponsored): Your Aging Patients’ Medical Home

May 2, 2016

The UT Senior Health practice was featured in the April issue of MD News Magazine with, “Your Aging Patients’ Medical Home.” The article highlights the specialized care UT Senior Health geriatricians provide our aging population and offers helpful tips for physicians to identify appropriate patients for referral to UT Senior Health. MD News Magazine is […]

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Donors sustain Alzheimer’s institute momentum

February 23, 2016

With several million dollars in new gifts, momentum continues to grow for the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases launched in September by the Health Science Center.

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Medical Xpress: Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer’s-affected cells

February 8, 2016

Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said. Read the full story at Medical Xpress

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Alzheimer’s News Today: Brain cell death is linked to damage in protective skeleton

February 7, 2016

Researchers have discovered that the skeleton surrounding the nucleus of brain cells is dysfunctional in Alzheimer’s disease patients, which could lead to neuronal death. The study, “Lamin Dysfunction Mediates Neurodegeneration in Tauopathies,” was published in Current Biology. Read the full story at Alzheimer’s News Today

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