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11 Aug 2015 Congratulations to Faculty and Staff on the renewal of the San Antonio Nathan Shock Center

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 […]

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27 Jul 2015 Fountain of youth? S.A. scientists testing breakthrough aging drug

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.

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11 Jul 2015 At long last Drug could hold the key to a longer, healthier life

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.

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29 Jun 2015 Lawmakers boost UTHSC health mission

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.

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8 Jun 2015 San Antonio drug developer Rapamycin scores critical funding

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 […]

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1 Jun 2015 Registration is Open for the 2015 Barshop Symposium on Aging

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

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20 Mar 2015 San Antonio Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Biology of Aging Informational Session

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 […]

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25 Nov 2014 Bioanalytical Pharmacology Core Offering Ratiometric Reporters

“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 […]

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25 Nov 2014 Aging Animal Models and Longevity Assessment Core Publishes First Study with Oral Form of Rapamycin

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 […]

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9 Nov 2014 Southwest Reasearch Institute Collaborates with the San Antonio Nathan Shock Center to Test α-Linoleic Acid (ALA) and its Effects on Aging

A research group at Southwest Research Institute was interested in testing whether α-linoleic acid (ALA) had effects on aging based upon their experiments showing […]

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