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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 […]


Registration is Open for the 2015 Barshop Symposium on Aging

June 1, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Barshop Symposium on Aging being held at the Mayan Ranch in Bandera, TX! Register Here!


San Antonio Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Biology of Aging Informational Session

March 20, 2015

San Antonio Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Biology of Aging Informational Session presented by Nathan Shock Core Leaders of The Barshop Institute. Join us for the session Wednesday April 1st at 3:30pm in Room 444B in the Medical Building with a reception to follow. Learn about the type of services offered by the […]


Bioanalytical Pharmacology Core Offering Ratiometric Reporters

November 25, 2014

“The ratiometric reporter HyPer responds to levels of peroxide, such as produced by treatment of the worms with tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBHP), in the cell by showing an increase in fluorescence when excited at 500 nm and a decrease in fluorescence when excited at 420 nm (A). These changes can be show by graphing the fluorescence […]


Aging Animal Models and Longevity Assessment Core Publishes First Study with Oral Form of Rapamycin

November 25, 2014

The Aging Animal Models and Longevity Assessment Core published the first study to demonstrate that long-term oral, daily dosing with the anti-aging drug, rapamycin, is well tolerated in a non-human primate and modulates mTOR signaling. The ability to rapidly and reliably dose socially housed marmosets with an oral form of rapamycin that is well tolerated […]