Alzheimer’s Disease

Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D. (left) poses with Cody Knowlton, president and CEO of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.

$1 million for Alzheimer’s research

December 4, 2015
 

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center, personally thanked Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio trustees Dec. 3 for their unprecedented grant of $1,050,000 toward South Texas’ first Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Disease. The grant is the largest in the foundation’s history.

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$1.2 million funds studies of Alzheimer’s cell biology

November 2, 2012
 

Two newly funded grants totaling $1.2 million will support studies of Alzheimer’s disease at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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Scientist who discovered infectious proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, other diseases will speak Nov. 2 at UT Health Science Center

October 19, 2012
 

2012 Presidential Distinguished Lecture at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; event is free and open to the public

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Tiny molecule may prove big in fight against neurodegenerative diseases

May 4, 2011
 

A tiny molecule that circulates in the body in minute quantities, especially in the brain, represents a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for syndromes such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, UT Health Science Center San Antonio researchers say in a newly published paper.

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Finding shows potential way to protect neurons in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS

March 11, 2011
 

Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons — brain cells — said today that by eliminating one ingredient from the cellular machinery, they prolonged the life of neurons stressed by a pesticide chemical.

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