The oldest old - those over 85 - are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to recent reports. Their numbers are expected to more than quadruple between 2000 and 2050, rising from 4 million to 18 million.
In pursuit of new answers to age-old ailments, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio are making profound discoveries that are vastly changing and improving the way we age.
The Health Science Center’s Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies is already a world leader in the scientific understanding of the basic biology of aging. The South Texas Research Facility will build upon this strength that fosters the advancement of the basic, translational, and clinical research required to improve lives at later ages.