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Unlocking Mysteries of the Brain

UTSA brain researcher Alfonso Apicella recently published research that sheds light on one of the brain’s greatest mysteries: how the two hemisphere of the brain communicate with each other. His focus is the role of a particular brain cell called the GABAergic neuron, which when disrupted leads to diseases like epilepsy and schizophrenia. His findings have the potential to change how clinicians approach treatments for these diseases.

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Phishing Scams on the Rise

A recent survey found the rate of phishing attacks on mobile devices has risen 85% in the past year. As home to some of the top-ranked cybersecurity programs in the country, UTSA has several experts ready to discuss why these attacks remain so popular.

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Alzheimer's Disease Drug Research

Efforts dedicated to finding Alzheimer's treatments that work have been famously expensive and ineffective, and that is likely because these treatments have relied on the theory that the disease is caused by amyloid plaques, sticky proteins in the brain characteristic of the illness. UTSA College of Sciences Dean George Perry is the 10th most cited Alzheimer's researcher in the country. He can discuss the ins and outs of amyloids and how they, while important, have never been proven to be the culprits in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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