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Stay Healthy During a Pandemic


Download our nutrition and exercise tips newsletter during the time of COVID-19 from the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity.

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Dear Research Participant,

We hope you are well during these trying times.

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity is now open for in-person visits. To ensure maximum safety we are following guidelines of the […]

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A New View of Nutrition

“The evidence is building for nutritional therapy in malnourished inpatients”

Please view the following article A New View of Nutrition

By Jessica Berthold


ESPEN Interviews Notes on Nutrition

Nutrition Beyond Protein: New Strategies to Improve Muscle Outcomeswith Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD

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Rising Impact Factor for Clinical Nutrition

Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief and CTRAL Director, Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, on the increased visibility and frequency of citations for Clinical Nutrition!

Protein assists Cancer Patients

CTRAL is proud to support research of one of our collaborators, Dr. Carla Prado, director of the University of Alberta’s Human Nutrition Research Unit.


Can a high-protein diet help cancer patients live longer?

Video Tour of HCRF

Enjoy this video walk through of the Human Clinical Research Facility!

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HCRF Grand Opening

CTRAL is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our new home the Human Clinical Research Facility! A wonderful article summarizing the day’s activities and comments of guest speakers is available from Texas A&M Today. […]

Participant Video COPD

One of our participants was willing to share his transformation story over the course of his time in our research. Read more in the recent edition from the College of Education and Human Development publication […]

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A multi-professional faculty of well-known experts will help you to better understand the practicalities of tracer methodology enabling you to confidently engage in tracer studies or giving you a head start building your own tracer […]

ESPEN “Way to Health” Video Campaign

Our friends in the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Society have recently launched a new video campaign. The videos showcase four different patient stories and how medical nutrition is an essential part of global […]

Virtual Tour of New Human Clinical Research Facility

CTRAL is pleased to share a virtual tour of our new Human Clinical Research Facility. Estimated move in Jan 2017.

Video available at: https://youtu.be/81iX8T6lf2g


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NIH infographic – Living Longer. Living Healthier.

Check out NIA’s new infographic Living Longer. Living Healthier?

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Leaps for Autism walk-a-thon

CTRAL is pleased to support local organization in increasing awareness for Autism by participating in Leaps for Autism walk-a-thon on Saturday, April 9, at Sam Rayburn Middle School in Bryan, TX..

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CTRAL hosted its first Thank You BBQ for networking and re-connecting with previous participants and collaborating physicians. A good time and good food was had by all who were able to attend. Take a look […]

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NOURISH article

Check out this article on Dr. Deutz’s research on oral nutrition and mortality.

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Human Clinical Research Facility Groundbreaking

The College of Education and Human Development held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF)

The state-of-the-art facility, located on John Kimbrough Boulevard, will be a hub for human research collaboration at […]

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CTRAL Symposium January 20, 2016

Please click here to watch the video recording of the CTRAL Symposium.
The guest speakers are:
Dr. Rocco Barazzoni, Assistant Prof. University of Trieste, Italy
‘”Ghrelin and Ghrelin Acylation: From Appetite Modulation to Regulation of Insulin Action and Energy Metabolism”

Dr. Tommy […]

Dr. Olav Rooijackers and Gabriella Ten Have Seminar

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity hosted a seminar by Dr. Olav Rooijackers and Gabriella Ten Have on January 15, 2016. Olav Rooyackers is a Professor in Experimental Anesthesiology and Intensive Care […]

ESPEN – Pearls of Knowledge

to watch ESPEN’s new offers for publication (presented by Dr. Deutz – Editor-in-Chief CLINICAL NUTRITION).

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Dr. Blokland Seminar–“Combatting cognitive decline in aging and dementia: prevention, nutrition, drugs, or brain stimulation”

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity hosted a seminar by Dr. Arjan Blokland on October 22, 2015.  Dr. Blokland is Faculty in Psychology Department at  Maastricht University. The presentation was titled “Combatting cognitive decline in aging and […]

Quiz: Myths and Facts About Protein

How much you know about protein?   to take a quiz about myths and facts about protein on the WebMD website.

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Dr. Deutz presentation at the 16th ISHEN Symposium, London

 to watch Dr. Deutz’s presentation ‘Targeted fluxomic in humans to measure the synthesis and breakdown of biological molecules’ (September 2014).

Should you double your protein intake?

 to read an article in DailyBurn about a research study on optimal protein intake for older adults (published in the American Journal of Phisyology: Endocrinology and Metabolsim).

Texas A&M Today – Lying Down So Others Can Stand

Staying in bed for a few days sounds like a vacation for most; for hospital patients, though, extended stays in bed can be problematic and even dangerous. But thanks to volunteers at Texas A&M University […]

Huffines Institute – Podcast Friday with Dr. Marielle Engelen

  to listen to a podcast with CTRAL co-director Dr. Marielle Engelen about the current research into the prevention of muscle loss in chronic diseases

Healthy seniors needed for new bed rest study

Are you 60-79 years old with NO major health concerns?

If so, you could qualify to participate in a Research Study focusing on the effects of an Oral Nutritional Supplement in combination with a Training Program on Muscle Mass Loss […]

Testimonial of BL 20 study participants

Lying Down to Help Others Stand Up

Walking in to the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL) research area, you hear laughter. Participants are laughing. Researchers are laughing. Jokes. Stories about life. Talk […]

Expert Gobbles Up Myth About Turkey, Explores Link To Memory Loss

If you feel sleepy after your holiday turkey dinner, don’t blame the bird, says Texas A&M University Professor Dr. Nicolaas Deutz. As the myth goes, an amino acid found in turkey called tryptophan causes drowsiness. […]

Active Study Explores Link Between Tryptophan and Memory Loss

As the myth goes, the drowsiness one feels after a satisfying Thanksgiving meal is caused by tryptophan – an amino acid found in turkey. According to Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, professor at the Center for Translational […]

$13 Mil. Facility Allows for Human Research Collaboration

By the time its built in 2016, the Human Clinical Research Facility will be the proverbial hub for human research collaboration at Texas A&M University. Envisioned by the Department of Health & Kinesiology, it […]

Why proteins are so important in Cystic Fibrosis

 to see Dr. Deutz and Dr. Engelen’s presentation on ‘Why proteins are so important in Cystic Fibroses’ (September 23, 2014)

CTRAL Newsletter

 to read the first issue of the CTRAL newsletter.  Learn more about our mission, current research studies, ways to participate and latest research findings!

2014 Health & Kinesiology Distingushed Lectures Series

Each year, the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University invites leaders in the fields of health education, kinesiology, sport management and physical activity to present their research to faculty and current students. [Click […]

WTAW Radio Interview with Prof. Deutz

  to listen to a radio interview with CTRAL director Prof. Deutz for the Debbie Davis Show on WTAW (May 11, 2014) about a new bed rest study performed at Texas A&M.

Healthy studies participants needed for new bed rest study

Are you 60-79 years old with NO major health concerns?
If so, you could qualify to participate in a Research Study focusing on the effects of an Oral Nutritional Supplement in combination with a Training Program […]

CTRAL collaboration with new Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR)

Dr. Nicolaas E. Deutz, Director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, along with Dr. Timothy Lightfoot, Director of the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine, Department of Health & […]

Life Science Seminar Series – University of Alaska Fairbanks

 to listen to the presentation “Protein Requirements during Chronic Disease States” by CTRAL director Dr. N.E.P. Deutz at the 2013-2014 Life Sciences Seminar Series at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (April 4, 2014)

2014 Distinguished Lecture Series – International Perspectives in Health, Kinesiology and Sport

Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD is presenting at the Texas A&M 2014 Health & Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS). DLS features eminent individuals to enrich and interact with our students, faculty and university. The 5th Annual […]

CTRAL Webinar – Amino acid micro LC/MS/MS

 to watch the Eksigent webinar “Micro LC/MS/MS based analysis of amino acid stable isotopic enrichments and concentrations as required for tracer-based in vivo studies of nutrition and metabolism” presented

CTRAL Seminar – Acylcarnitines: Lipid oxidation in relation to insulin resistance

Dr. Soeters is a certified endocrinologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He finished medical school at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD research focused on the lipid

Pearls of Knowledge – Electronic Video Library by ESPEN

 to listen to the presentation “From bench to bedside – the importance of basic science” a showcase of translational research by

Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism and nutrition

to listen to the Sydney & J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance podcast on nutrition and metabolis…

Presentation at 2012 ESPEN ANHI Symposium in Barcelona, Spain

The presentation on “Clinical Results from the Use of HMB to Prevent Muscle Loss During Bed Rest” by CTRAL director Dr. N.E.P. Deutz at the…

Course Program: Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism

College Station, TX April 27- 28, 2013

ABC News Broadcast

The Translational Research in Aging and Longevity group was broadcasted on ABC40 News to inform the community of our new state of the art lab and research center. Click on to go to […]

From Brazos Wellness Magazine

Older adults need more protein: Adults over the age of 60 have more often loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) than loss of bone mass (osteoporosis).

Volunteers needed to participate in our studies.

If you are interested in nutrition and research we would like to invite you to participate in one of our research projects.

From Bench to Bedside, and Beyond

From TAMU Times: New Texas A&M Program Translating Research in Aging To Real-World Patient Care. A burgeoning research program at Texas A&M University is focused on finding new treatments for older adults and extending the […]

About Translational Research in Aging and Longevity Group

We are the Translational Research in Aging and Longevity group, and we are new to TAMU. We arrived in April, and are in the process of building our wonderful new laboratory. We are in Suite […]

ESPEN Research Fellowship Grant

Gabrie ten Have, one of TRAL research scientists, has received an ESPEN Research Fellowship grant to study the effect of enteral nutritional intervention on glutathione metabolism during Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis.