Our goal is to improve the overall physical condition and quality of life of older adults.

The research studies we do are nutrition studies in which we examine the effects of protein meals on the buildup and breakdown of proteins in the body. Importantly, proteins are the building blocks of muscles. Often we also assess body composition and muscle function.

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

For all our studies compensation is provided according to time and effort. For more information, or if you would like to know whether you qualify, please call at 979-422-1789 or email us at research@ctral.org.

Invite to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Who are we looking for?

Individuals with an established diagnosis of COPD, over 45 years old, willing to take a fiber supplement.

The purpose of this study is to understand the metabolism of short chain fatty acids after supplementation in people with and without COPD.

Take a look at our Flyer! 57 – Fiber Flyer 2020

Invite to patients willing to particpate in Circuit COPD

Who are we looking for?

Individuals with a diagnosis of COPD, over 40 years old, and willing to pertake in weekly 30 min exercise circuits.

The purpose of this study is to understand whole-body response to a circuit 30-mins training exercise in COPD.

Take a look at our Flyer! 52-Circuit COPD Flyer 2020

Invite to patients with established diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Who we are looking for?

Individuals with an establisged diagnosis of DMII and over 45 years olf. The purpose of this study is to understand the changes in amino acid and energy metabolism in type II diabetes that contribute to the negative outcomes of the condition. Also, to potentially identify a nutritional therapeutic intervention to improve the outcomes of type II diabetes.

Take a look at our Flyer! 50-T2D Flier 2019

What will exclude me?

A diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1.

Invite to all interested participants 35 and older

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity is collaborating with The Lifespan Cognitive & Motor NeuroImaging Lab to conduct a study on how the brain changes during adulthood, and in older adults. This study is investigating how different regions of the brain change over time, and contribute to performance in adults over age 35. You will fill out several questionnaires, perform a balance assessment, and undergo a brain scan (MRI) during which we will ask you to perform several computer tasks. The study day  will last for about 4 to 4.5 hours, and will take place over 2 days. We will also ask you to come back every year, for two years. All research will be conducted on the Texas A&M University Campus in the HEEP building and at the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies. We will reimburse individuals for parking, and you will be compensated for your time ($25/hour). If you are interested, or for further questions, please contact us via phone or email.

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