Future Magazine

2023 issue
Man and woman lifting weights

Living longer and staying stronger

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

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

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.

New therapies for keeping hearts healthy

While aging itself increases the risk for developing cardiovascular disease, much can be done to prevent hypertension and reduce the odds of stroke or heart failure.

Ending the silent suffering of urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is common in both older women and men: Half of postmenopausal women and more than 25% of men over the age of 60 experience an overactive bladder. Despite its prevalence, urinary incontinence is not inevitable.

Fighting dementia with precision interventions

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

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

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

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

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.

Measures of success

An infographic snapshot of UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine.