Alzheimer’s Disease

$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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2nd member in Alzheimer’s toxic duo identified

February 7, 2011

Finding could lead to novel drugs that prevent or slow the disease

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Protein restores learning, memory in Alzheimer’s model

December 15, 2010

Scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio restored learning and memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model by increasing a protein called CBP.

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