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Grantees in the News: Rozalyn Anderson and Richard Miller on naked mole rats and aging in Business Insider

Aug 17
2018

Grantees in the News: Rozalyn Anderson and Richard Miller on naked mole rats and aging in Business Insider

On August 15, 2018, Business Insider featured insights from AFAR experts Rozlyn Anderson, PhD and Richard Millar, MD, PhD in an article exploring what naked mole rats reveal about aging and longevity. Dr. Anderson is a 2016 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award winner. Dr. Miller is a 1985 AFAR Research Grant recipient Richard Miller, MD, PhD and recent AFAR Scientific Committee member. Read the Business Insider article—"Animals that defy the rules of aging--like naked mole rats--could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity”—here.        


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Awardee in the News: Valter Longo’s research on intermittent fasting in Business Insider

Aug 16
2018

Awardee in the News: Valter Longo’s research on intermittent fasting in Business Insider

On August 15, 2018, Business Insider highlighted research on the benefits of intermittent fasting by AFAR expert Valter Longo, PhD. Dr. Longo is 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient. Read the article—"The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain”—here.


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Board member in the News: David Sinclair on Frailty and NAD boosters in Science Trends

Aug 15
2018

Board member in the News: David Sinclair on Frailty and NAD boosters in Science Trends

On August 14, 2018, Science Trends published an article co-authored by AFAR expert David Sinclair, PhD. Dr. Sinclair is a 2000 AFAR Research Grant recipient and current AFAR Board Member. Read the article--“Why We Get Frail And How To Reverse It”--here.    


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Grantee in the News: Lin Guo in Molecular Cell on cancer drugs that may fight brain diseases

Aug 13
2018

Grantee in the News: Lin Guo in Molecular Cell on cancer drugs that may fight brain diseases

On August 9, 2018, Molecular Cell published research co-authored by AFAR grantee Lin Guo, PhD. Dr. Guo is a 2014 Ellison/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program recipient. Read the published research article, “Poly(ADP-Ribose) Prevents Pathological Phase Separation of TDP-43 by Promoting Liquid Demixing and Stress Granule,” here, as well as a related press release here.  


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Grantee in the News: Jason Karlawish on Gates Foundation and Alzheimer’s in Forbes

Aug 9
2018

Grantee in the News: Jason Karlawish on Gates Foundation and Alzheimer’s in Forbes

On August 4, 2018, Forbes published the latest column by AFAR expert Jason Karlawish, MD. The piece explores the potential impact that the Gates Foundation could have on Alzheimer’s research. Dr. Karlawish is a 2007 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar. Read the full article, “How Bill Gates Could Transform Alzheimer's Disease” here.  


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