Alzheimer’s disease

Alpha Cognition Gets FDA Acceptance of New Alzheimer’s Drug Application

by | Dec 13, 2023
Based in Vancouver with a North Texas office in Frisco, Alpha Cognition said its novel oral tablet ALPHA-1062 is designed for the treatment of people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. The company was honored at the recent BioNTX iC3 Summit as one of eight "Rising Stars."
AI Can Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in How People Speak, New Study Shows
by | Apr 17, 2023
Subtle changes in the way people speak could help doctors diagnose cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease—even before symptoms begin to show.  That's according to a new study led UT Southwestern researcher Ihab Hajjar, M.D., working with a research team at Emory University in Atlanta. After being given standard cognitive assessments, 206 participants were asked to talk about an art work. Here's what happened next.

‘We Are Going to Change the World’: $150M Grant Fuels UNT Health Science Center’s Diversity-Focused Alzheimer’s Research

by | Oct 3, 2022
The funding from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT HSC at Fort Worth advance its ongoing research on how Alzheimer's disease affects different racial and ethnic groups. Sid O'Bryant, executive director of UNT HSC's Institute for Translational Research, said there's never been a large-scale study like this before. “This award and project are nothing short of a bio behavioral ‘moonshot’ program," adds Brian Gladue, HSC executive VP for research and innovation.
This HSC Professor is Working To Fundamentally Change the Way Alzheimer’s Disease is Diagnosed and Treated
by | Mar 16, 2021
Contracting Alzheimer's is the No. 1 fear of people over 65, says Sid O'Bryant, who wants to give primary physicians the ability to test for Alzheimer's with a blood test. That can offer peace of mind to many and earlier help for those who need it.

His groundbreaking research, which has revealed significant differences in biomarkers for the disease, could make the treatment of Alzheimer's more like that for cancer—a multi-dimensional "precision" approach.
Discovery: UTA Prof Battles Malware With Hardware; E-Cigarette Injuries Possibly Underreported
by | Sep 20, 2019
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find news about a UT Southwestern study on how exercise may slow brain deterioration for those at risk of Alzheimer's disease.
R&D: No Pleasure in Life—SMU Scientists Test Treatment; UTSW Studies Hepatitis C & Liver Cancer
by | Jan 25, 2019
You’ll also find out about how research at the University of Texas at Dallas may help determine who is at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.

R&D: UTSW Works on Alzheimer’s Prevention Drug; UTA prof tackles pipeline leaks

by | Jan 4, 2019
You'll also find out about an SMU physicist who's been named a fellow in a prestigious science group in the roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
R&D: $200K Grant Aids UTA Reabsorbable Brain Implant Work; Will UTD Chess Computing Platform Say Checkmate?
by | Nov 9, 2018
Also, you'll learn about the Dallas-based American Heart Association backing research teams looking into age-related cognitive declines, and a Plano-based biotech company getting an approval from the EPA.
R&D: UNT Shines Light on Quasars; UTA Profs Get $460K Grant for Research to Lower Dementia Caregivers’ Stress
by | Oct 26, 2018
Also, you'll learn about how two schools are splitting a National Cancer Institute grant to study cancer health disparity and how TWU plans to show off its research. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas that could make lives better.
R&D: $1M to Ward Off ‘Malicious Insiders,’ UTA & Naval Surface Warfare Center Reach Pact
by | Oct 5, 2018
Also, you'll learn about a researcher who's studying the effects of even mild traumatic brain injuries on veterans. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas that could make lives better.

Discovery: Your Opinion of Your Memory Could Help You, Wearable Fitness Trackers May Aid Cancer Assessments

by | May 4, 2018
Plus, local researchers are looking into how ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol may affect cardiovascular health. Find out more in the weekly roundup of research and development in Dallas-Fort Worth.
DFW Alzheimer’s Researchers Examine Ethnicity, Financial Calculations
by | Sep 20, 2017
UNTHSC is exploring the disease's effect on Mexican-Americans, while a UTD study shows how it can impact the ability to perform financial calculations.