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Experts in the News: Tamara Fong, Sharon Inouye, and Edward Marcantonio research on genetic risk factor & post-op delirium in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

Dec 5
2019

Experts in the News: Tamara Fong, Sharon Inouye, and Edward Marcantonio research on genetic risk factor & post-op delirium in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

On November 21, 2019, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association published research co-authored by AFAR experts Tamara Fong, PhD, Sharon K. Inouye, MD, and Edward Marcantonio, MD. Their study explores a genetic risk factor— the APOE ɛ4  gene--for Alzheimer’s disease that may indirectly influence patients’ risk of postoperative delirium. Dr. Fong is a 1995 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program awardee, as well as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Inouye is a 1989 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior…


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Expert in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur on The Gift of Healthy Aging in Marketwatch

Nov 22
2019

Expert in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur on The Gift of Healthy Aging in Marketwatch

On November 22, 2019, MarketWatch featured insights from AFAR expert Nathan K. LeBrasseur, PhD, MS, on the gift of exercise in an article encouraging unique gifts for older parents this holiday season. Dr. LeBrasseur is a 2002 Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, and a 2019 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient.  He is also a Consultant, Professor, and Co-Chair of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic. Read the article, “The best presents to buy your parents – the hardest people to shop for,”…


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2019 Beeson report featuring 2017 Beeson Scholars, Now Online

Nov 21
2019

2019 Beeson report featuring 2017 Beeson Scholars, Now Online

  AFAR is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Beeson Report. The report spotlights the research of the 2017 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Awards in Aging Scholars. In feature stories, these five physician-investigators reflect on the Beeson awards’ impact on their research through the mentored Beeson program and the impact they hope their research will make on older patients’ health and healthcare. The 2019 Beeson Report also includes a feature article on collaborations between Beeson Ireland Scholars and CARDI Fellows through an Innovation Fund and a welcome letter by Thomas M. Gill, M.D., the…


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Experts in the News: Steve Austad and Matt Kaeberlein on how DNA methylation patterns can calculate a dog’s human age in Science

Nov 19
2019

Experts in the News: Steve Austad and Matt Kaeberlein on how DNA methylation patterns can calculate a dog’s human age in Science

On November 15, 2019, Science published an article featuring insights from AFAR experts Steven N. Austad, PhD, and Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, on how scanned DNA methylation patterns can be used to scientifically determine the human age of a dog. Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director. He is also a distinguished professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as Co Principle-Investigator of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Coordinating Center. Dr. Kaeberlein is a 2006 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty…


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Board Member in the News: David Sinclair on his latest book in Next Avenue

Nov 19
2019

Board Member in the News: David Sinclair on his latest book in Next Avenue

On November 13, 2019, Next Avenue published an excerpt from the latest book by AFAR expert David Sinclair, PhD, AO, Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To. Dr. Sinclair is an AFAR board member, 2000 AFAR Research Grant recipient, and 2018 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. He is also a Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-founder of Lifebiosciences. Read the article, “David Sinclair on Aging,” here.


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