Barshop Institute gains grant award renewals totaling $11 million to support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 10, 2020
 

The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained the renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the biology of aging and translation of discoveries into human application.



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Barshop Institute gains NIA award renewals totaling $11 million; funds support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 10, 2020
 

UT Health San Antonio announced today (Sept. 10) that its Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the […]




Oral pill slows rate of decline in ALS patients

September 10, 2020
 

If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS.



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Oral pill slows rate of decline in ALS patients

September 8, 2020
 

Although it’s not a cure for ALS, an oral drug slowed patients’ rate of functional decline in a clinical trial that included five patients at UT Health San Antonio. If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS. The New England Journal […]




Post-COVID syndrome hits kids’ hearts

September 4, 2020
 

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions.



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Post-COVID syndrome severely damages children’s hearts; ‘immense inflammation’ causing cardiac blood vessel dilation

September 4, 2020
 

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), believed to be linked to COVID-19, damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions, said the senior author of a medical literature review published Sept. 4 in EClinicalMedicine, a journal of The Lancet. Case studies also show MIS-C can strike seemingly […]