Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
October 2008 Barshop Institute News
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 13, 2008). In the past two decades, great strides have been made to explain the genetic basis of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Defects in a gene called SOD1 are now firmly linked to a type of ALS that is passed down through families.
Up-and-coming faculty of the UT Health Science Center San Antonioâs Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies have attracted career development awards this year totaling $2.2 million to support research of the basic biology of aging. The awards and grants complement many others won by the institute in 2008.