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Welcome to UAB Nathan Shock Center

The UAB Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging provides services, resources, consultation, and training for investigators performing research on the basic biology of aging. The Center exists to assist scientists in pursuing research focused on the interplay of aging, comparative biology, and energetics. Its goal is to act as a multiplier to stimulate innovation and increase the success of scientists studying the basic biology of aging.

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Aging Research

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Core Services

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Cite the UAB Nathan Shock Center Grant

All publications, press releases or other documents about research resulting from the use of any of UAB Nathan Shock Center Cores are required to:

  • Acknowledge support from the Nathan Shock Center, by citing the grant number with wording such as on the right.
  • Comply with NIH Public Access Policy and be assigned a PMCID.

Citation Language

“Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30 AG050886. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

If the publication or press release was supported by more than one grant, please reference all relevant grant numbers.

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  • Research on healthy aging flourishes with new partnership between Protective Life Corporation and UAB
    Birmingham-based Protective Life Corporation and its parent company, Tokyo, Japan-based Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc., committed $3.5 million of gifts locally in 2015 when Dai-ichi acquired Protective. The dedication to being part of building a strong community has continued since that time with $25.9 million of community contributions.
  • Keep moving and stay connected: tips for taking care of older loved ones during a pandemic
    Medical experts from UAB say that, while limiting the amount of exposure to other people is the safest course, there are still ways to lessen feelings of loneliness and decreased activity.
  • $4.5 million grant awarded to UAB to continue aging research
    The UAB Nathan Shock Center received a $4.5 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging to further engage in cutting-edge research focused on comparative bioenergetics and aging.