Aging

Dr. Frost receives TAMEST O’Donnell Award in Medicine

December 4, 2019

Instead of focusing on how to cure the disease, Dr. Frost’s team looked at what causes the disease—a buildup of tau proteins inside of cells and amyloid plaques outside of it, which disrupts and eventually kills brain cell function.


Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration, study shows

November 11, 2019

This finding, if furthered, holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in some people.


You’re invited to join campuswide coalition on family caregiving

November 4, 2019

The School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver program, directed by Carole L. White, Ph.D., RN, is leading an effort to establish a campuswide, interdisciplinary effort to support family caregivers.



Barshop Institute seeks volunteers for molecular study of exercise

October 10, 2019

Scientists, physicians, and clinical exercise specialists from across the country—including UT Health San Antonio— are embarking on a landmark National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort to find out what happens at the molecular level when people exercise. The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium, known as MoTrPAC, is to create a comprehensive […]



Dr. Puga takes part in NIA scholars program

August 12, 2019

Scholars in the program met with emerging researchers in aging research and leaders at that National Institute of Aging to discuss how to advance the science of longevity.


Faculty member named an RL5 Scholar

June 6, 2019

Mitzi Gonzales, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology and member of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, has been named to the RL5 Scholars program.