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Expert in the News: Reisa Sperling on COVID-19's impact on Alzheimer's research in AlzForum

Apr 2
2020

Expert in the News: Reisa Sperling on COVID-19's impact on Alzheimer's research in AlzForum

On March 27, 2020, AlzForum featured insights by AFAR expert Reisa Sperling, MD, highlighting the ways the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Alzheimer's clinical trials and research. Dr. Sperling is a 2003 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging recipient. She is also the Co-Investigator of Neuroimaging Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Catalyst. Read the article, “Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Alzheimer’s Clinical Studies,” here.


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Grantees in the News: Thomas Rando and Vittorio Sebastiano’s AFAR-funded research rejuvenates old cells after being induced to briefly express iPS stem cells in Nature Communications

Apr 2
2020

Grantees in the News: Thomas Rando and Vittorio Sebastiano’s AFAR-funded research rejuvenates old cells after being induced to briefly express iPS stem cells in Nature Communications

On March 24, 2020, Nature Communications published research co-authored by AFAR experts Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, and Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, which finds old cells can be rejuvenated after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, known as pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Dr. Rando is a 2008 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient and an AFAR board member. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Thomas Rando Lab, the Director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, the Deputy Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and a Professor in…


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Mar 19
2020

Webinar | "COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging Move Us Forward?" | Tues March 24

  On Tuesday, March, 24, 2020, AFAR hosted a webinar, "COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging move us Forward?"   In a webinar designed for members of the scientific and aging community and health media, AFAR convened experts in immune health, geriatrics, and therapeutics to share their insights.   COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging move us Forward? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 1PM EDT Featuring Nir Barzilai, MD, Sean Leng, MD, PhD, George Kuchel, MD, and Joan Mannick, MD. WATCH Clips HERE. This webinar: - Provided an epidemiological update on the Coronavirus in older adults and explained special health care considerations for older…


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Expert in the News: Ben Cosgrove’s AFAR-funded research catalogs the activity of every cell involved in muscle repair in Cell Reports

Mar 12
2020

Expert in the News: Ben Cosgrove’s AFAR-funded research catalogs the activity of every cell involved in muscle repair in Cell Reports

On March 10, 2020, Cell Reports published new research led by AFAR expert Ben Cosgrove, PhD, that used new cellular profiling technology to probe and catalog the activity of almost every kind of cell involved in muscle repair. Dr. Cosgrove is a 2018 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. This research was funded in part by Dr. Cosgrove’s AFAR Junior Faculty grant. Read the research, “Single-Cell Analysis of the Muscle Stem Cell Hierarchy Identifies Heterotypic Communication Signals Involved…


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Announcing the new Clin-STAR Coordinating Center

Mar 12
2020

Announcing the new Clin-STAR Coordinating Center

AFAR is pleased to announce the launch of the Clin-STAR Coordinating Center in collaboration with three academic resource centers at Yale University, John Hopkins University, and the University of California, San Francisco. Funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Clin-STAR seeks to advance transdisciplinary research, training, and career development in aging. This effort will build a highly-networked, national platform that will organize activities and provide resources for clinician-scientists in aging research from disparate disciplines. Learn more about Clin-STAR on the NIA’s blog, “Clin-STAR: Building on the GEMSSTAR Initiative” here.


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