University among top-ranking academic research medical centers

February 22, 2024

  The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio) received $131.5 million in National Institutes of Health funding in federal fiscal year 2023, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The university ranked No. 72 out of the 2,886 public and private institutions that received […]

People who preserve ‘immune resilience’ live longer, resist infections

June 13, 2023

Multinational study identifies immune resilience as a factor that influences life span, HIV/AIDS, flu, sepsis mortality, recurrent skin cancer and COVID-19 mortality Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (June 13, 2023) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, working with collaborators in five countries, today revealed that the […]

Flies, worms poorly predict drugs’ life span effects in mice, study indicates

April 21, 2023

  Doctoral student’s research suggests difficulty of translating longevity interventions from lower species to mammals Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (April 21, 2023) — If a drug extends the life span of worms or flies, is it likely to do the same in mice? Not typically based on the existing data, said Michael […]

Clusters of genes help mice live longer, team reports

October 12, 2022

The NIA Interventions Testing Program, including UT Health San Antonio, collaborated with peers in Tennessee and Switzerland. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 12, 2022) — Researchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Interventions Testing Program recently reported the discovery of multiple candidate genes that influence longevity. The three Interventions Testing Program […]

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