UT Health San Antonio is home to the world-renowned Barshop Institute for Aging & Longevity Studies. We conduct extensive studies on age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to pursue solutions that minimize the effects of aging on the body and improve health throughout life.
Barshop Institute is the only aging institute in the country with two centers of excellence -- Nathan Shock Center and Claude D. Pepper Center.
One of two universities nationwide with a Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), Claude D. Pepper and Nathan Shock Center.
We study the basic biology of aging and aging-related neurodegeneration, as well as the effects of aging on metabolism, endocrinology, inflammation and immunity.
As human life expectancy continues to increase, so must our scientific knowledge of aging processes to ensure healthy longevity, free of the disabilities brought about by age-related diseases and conditions.
UT Health San Antonio partners with the San Antonio GRECC at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital to initiate clinical research trials to further advanced knowledge of age-related diseases and provide preventive solutions.
According to Alzheimer’s News Today, MitoQ, the world’s first antioxidant formula demonstrating ability to penetrate mitochondria in order to deliver antioxidants in meaningful levels, has been selected for the USA’s National Institute of Aging’s (NIA) Interventions Testing Program (ITP).