Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research

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Protecting her daughters’ generation from Alzheimer’sBy Alex Branch Janet Heath has a deeply personal interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother suffered from it, as did her grandmother. Heath spent the last 10 years of her mother’s life trying to coordinate high-quality care as the disease took its terrible toll. That’s why Heath and her husband, Ralph, made a generous gift Read More »

Jul 17, 2018

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A blood test that IDs Alzheimer’s earlier, easier and cheaperBy Jan Jarvis   The first study of a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease within a primary care setting soon will be conducted at UNT Health Science Center. The simple test could be a game-changer in the diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. If successful, it would be possible to identify patients earlier, easier and at Read More »

Jul 12, 2018

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Examining prevalence of Alzheimer’s in Mexican-AmericansBy Jan Jarvis   One of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted in the United States involving Mexican-Americans and Alzheimer’s disease is underway at UNT Health Science Center. Interested in learning how to be a study participant? Call 817-735-2963 for more information. The goal is to answer a consequential question: Why do Hispanics develop Read More »

Sep 14, 2017

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Happy, healthy and 100By Jan Jarvis Though she’s 100 years old, a little arthritis doesn’t do much to slow down Mae Cora Peterson. She lives alone, starts her day with a round of crossword puzzles and goes to church on Sunday. Sometimes she needs to be reminded to use her cane as she rambles around the Fort Worth Read More »

Aug 7, 2017

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UNTHSC researchers tapped for NIH leadership rolesBy Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center researchers have been selected for leadership roles on National Institutes of Health scientific review boards. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Interim Director for the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, will chair the Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Read More »

Jun 30, 2017

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Right resource, right timeBy Alex Branch Dorinda Lopez was trapped in a miserable cycle of sickness. Weak from spine deterioration and recurrent bacterial skin infections, the 67-year-old woman often fell inside her home at a Fort Worth assisted living center. She constantly dialed 911 for help from firefighters and paramedics, sometimes many times a week. But when certified Read More »

Jan 18, 2017

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An Rx for exerciseBy Jeff Carlton EXERT study Interested in learning more about participating in this clinical trial? Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 65 and 89 Have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) Participants must be in good health but not already exercise regularly For more information contact Kim Brown, Clinical Research Coordinator, at 817-735-2694 or brown@unthsc.edu Read More »

Jan 9, 2017

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A precision medicine approach to Alzheimer’s diseaseBy Jan Jarvis   Can an anti-inflammatory drug commonly used for headaches possibly treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease? The answer might depend on who’s taking the drug, according to Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor in the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UNT Health Science Center. There’s substantial evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) Read More »

Nov 16, 2016