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Grantee in News: Laura Gelfman on Palliative care and Heart Failure Patients in JACC

Oct 20
2017

Grantee in News: Laura Gelfman on Palliative care and Heart Failure Patients in JACC

On October 15, 2017, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published research co-authored by 2012 AFAR Hartford Scholar in Geriatric Medicine Laura Gelfman, MD exploring the benefits of palliative care and heart failure patients. In “Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Rationale, Evidence, and Future Priorities,” Dr. Gelfman and co-authors share that patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, including cancer, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life. The JACC article is accessible by subscription only, but a related feature can be found on here. …


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Awardee in the News: $9 mill NIA grant supports Jan Vijg research, also spotlighted on Salon.com

Oct 19
2017

Awardee in the News: $9 mill NIA grant supports Jan Vijg research, also spotlighted on Salon.com

AFAR 2012 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction winner Jan Vijg PhD’s research on centenarian genes and life expectancy has recently made headlines. Early this month, Albert Einstein College of Medicine announced that it will share a $9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to study the genes of centenarians to better understand longevity, led by Dr. Vijg. As shared on Eureka Alert: Rather than study age-related diseases, says Dr. Vijg, "We're focusing on the genetic differences between healthy centenarians and people with no family history of extreme longevity, looking for…


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Grantee in News: Reisa Sperling's research spotlighted in Alzheimers News Today

Oct 17
2017

Grantee in News: Reisa Sperling's research spotlighted in Alzheimers News Today

On October 12, 2017, Alzheimers News Today spotlighted research by 2003 AFAR Beeson Scholar Reisa Sperling, Ph.D. The article, Alzheimer’s Research Marked by Collaboration and Large-scale Projects, Too, surveys collaborations between pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions to drive ahead new therapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s disease.The article notes:  For instance, a group of Harvard Medical School scientists, led by Dr. Reisa Sperling, is running several trials trying to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with brain plaque but no cognitive symptoms. These trials are testing various drugs in collaboration with the companies that produce them. …


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Grantee in the News: Liana Apostolova to lead multi-site AD study with 7.6 million NIA grant

Oct 17
2017

Grantee in the News: Liana Apostolova to lead multi-site AD study with 7.6 million NIA grant

Announced October 9, 2017, Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a one-year, $7.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) that will establish the infrastructure for AFAR 2005 Beeson Career Development Award winner Liana Apostolova, M.D., to lead a $45 million research program. Dr. Apostolova will lead a multi-site longitudinal observational study to better understand how people develop this rare variant of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, called Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study (LEADS), will establish a network of sites across the United States and will enroll a large cohort of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease participants who will provide…


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Grantees in the News: Five AFAR experts spotlighted in Popular Science

Oct 12
2017

Grantees in the News: Five AFAR experts spotlighted in Popular Science

On October 9, 2017, Popular Science featured a range of AFAR experts in an article on the varied opinions in the field of aging research on strategies to extend healthspan and longevity. The provocatively titled piece “Is Living Forever Going to Suck,” spotlights: 2009 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient and 2016 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD   2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient Derek  Huffman, PhD   2006 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty awardee and 2007 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award Matthew Kaeberlein, PhD   2012 Glenn…


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