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2016 Pilot Grant Program: Call for Proposals

February 1, 2016

2016 Pilot Grant Program of the Barshop Institute Deadline: April 15, 2016 The Barshop Institute is seeking small grant proposals in aging research from UTHSCSA, UTSA, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute faculty. Funds are available for research on basic biological gerontology through the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, a […]


2015 Barshop Symposium on Aging “Metabolism and Aging: From Molecular Physiology to Systems Biology”

November 1, 2015

Set at the beautiful Mayan Ranch in Bandera, TX, researchers, fellows and students in aging research traveled from all over the country to spend a few days at one of the most unique and immersive conferences in aging. The 2015 Barshop Symposium on Aging focused on the topic of metabolism from the basic research sciences […]


San Antonio Pepper Center launches brand new website

October 28, 2015

Launched in 2015, the San Antonio Older Americans Independence Center (San Antonio OAIC) represents the next step in UTHSCSA’s evolution as a leader in aging research and healthcare for older people. The SA OAIC is is housed in the Center for Healthy Aging of the School of Medicine and the San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education […]


Congratulations to Faculty and Staff on the renewal of the San Antonio Nathan Shock Center

August 11, 2015

By Will Sansom One of the world’s premier aging research centers—the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the Health Science Center— is getting a multimillion-dollar boost from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to expand studies on aging and how to improve health throughout life, leaders announced today. The Barshop Institute is named […]


Fountain of youth? S.A. scientists testing breakthrough aging drug

July 27, 2015

Local news station Kens5 recently ran a story about the studies being conducted at the Barshop Institute and UT Health Science Center at San Antonio with the drug rapamycin. Click here to watch this story.


At long last Drug could hold the key to a longer, healthier life

July 11, 2015

The Barshop Institute was recently featured on the cover of Mission Magazine running the story of the clinical trials of rapamycin. Click here to read this story.


Lawmakers boost UTHSC health mission

June 29, 2015

President Henrich extends his thanks to the Texas Legislature for the recent passing of House Bill 100. Included in the bill was a $4 million biennium to support The Barshop Institute which will greatly assist studies of how we age and identify interventions designed to keep us healthy. Click here to read this story.


San Antonio drug developer Rapamycin scores critical funding

June 8, 2015

Researchers from The Barshop Institute and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio discovered that an improved formulation of the drug Rapamycin extended the life span of rodents by mitigating the effects of age-related diseases. Rapamycin Holdings is the exclusive licensee of this technology and hopes to bring to market treatment options […]