Aging


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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Rivard Report: UT Health’s Sanchez-Reilly views end-of-life care as a mission, not a profession

February 11, 2019
 

When Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Reilly was 11 years old, her grandmother fell while the two were on a walk and died in her arms.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Henrich: Studies of Alzheimer’s and brain diseases vital for Texas

January 14, 2019
 

The following guest column appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on Jan. 14. By William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP “The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.” — Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon (1891-1976) The healthy brain solves problems, triumphs over […]

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Will medication make seniors more buff?

December 14, 2018
 

UT Health San Antonio researchers seek participants for a clinical research study to evaluate whether a medication will increase muscle function and mass in older adults. “As we age, the size and strength of our muscles decline. This is called sarcopenia,” said study lead investigator Nicolas Musi, M.D., director of the Sam and Ann Barshop […]

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