Man and woman lifting weights

Living longer and staying stronger

November 15, 2023

Breakthroughs in research on aging at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies are pushing the field of geroscience forward. Here, investigators are gaining an understanding of why getting older is the biggest risk factor for so many chronic diseases.

The role of cellular senescence in aging and disease

November 15, 2023

While working on a project for NASA a decade ago, Sandeep Burma, PhD, realized that cell senescence, a biological phenomenon characterized by irreversible arrest of cell division, might hold the key to the pathological effects of space radiation, including dementia and cancer.

The promise of personalized diabetes care

November 15, 2023

The work of UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty has transformed the medical community’s understanding of Type 2 diabetes, while helping usher in new therapies and improved protocols.

Fighting dementia with precision interventions

November 15, 2023

Researchers at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases use a comprehensive approach to discover new targets for personalized and precise treatments of dementia.

Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, Dean of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine leans on lab table

Advances in the fight for a longer health span

November 15, 2023

The one thing life guarantees is that it ends. But what about the diseases that come with aging, such as obesity, muscle wasting, cancer and dementia? Must we simply accept those as inevitable, too?

Living your best life by sleeping better

November 15, 2023

Inadequate sleep doesn’t just cause sleepiness and poor concentration. It can also degrade the body over time and age us quicker.

Seeking participants for a healthier future

November 15, 2023

The primary health challenges that emerge with aging, such as preventing dementia, cancer and heart disease, remain unsolved. Often, the only way to solve these is by testing new anti-aging compounds in volunteers.

Long COVID: A syndrome wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma

November 15, 2023

University researchers are discovering key biomarkers of this complex condition, contributing significantly to the nationwide race to uncover its root causes and impacts on aging.