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Board Member in the News: Steve Austad's latest Next Avenue column explores biological gender differences and longevity

Mar 29
2019

Board Member in the News: Steve Austad's latest Next Avenue column explores biological gender differences and longevity

  On March 27, 2019 Next Avenue published the latest column by AFAR Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, PhD. "What Biology Tells Us About Gender and Longevity” explores research that shows, from hormones to chromosomes, biological differences between men and women reveal fascinating paths to better understanding of longevity at any age. The article spotlights research led by AFAR grantees Emily S. Davis, Dena Dubal, MD, PhD, and Dudley Lamming, PhD as well as Dr. Austad's own published studies. Read Dr. Austad’s column here.  


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Grantees in the News: Research by 7 AFAR grantees in Aging Cell shows how removing senescent cells alleviates causes of diabetes

Mar 28
2019

Grantees in the News: Research by 7 AFAR grantees in Aging Cell shows how removing senescent cells alleviates causes of diabetes

  On March 25, 2019, Aging Cell published research co-authored by AFAR experts Judy Campisi, PhD, Eduardo Chini, MD, PhD, James L. Kirkland MD, PhD, Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD, Allyson Palmer, M.D, PhD, Marissa Schafer, PhD, and Ming Xu, PhD exploring how removal of senescent 'zombie cells' alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice. The research shows that senolytic drugs hold promise as a treatment of age-related disease. Dr. Campisi is a 2009 AFAR Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. Dr Chini is a 2007 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient. Dr. Kirkland MD, PhD is AFAR’s President-Elect…


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Board Member in the News: Steven Austad and TAME Trial in STRIA news

Mar 27
2019

Board Member in the News: Steven Austad and TAME Trial in STRIA news

  On March 25, 2019, STRIA News spotlighted AFAR expert Steven N. Austad, PhD in an article exploring geroscience as research path to help us live healthier, for longer. The article also explores the AFAR-managed Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) Trial. Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director and serves as co-PI of the Coordinating Center of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging of the National Institute of Aging, NIH. Read the article—"Scientists Think They Can Offer Us More Healthy Years. Now What?’’—here.  


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Board Member in News: Nir Barzilai and the TAME Trial featured on CNBC

Mar 27
2019

Board Member in News: Nir Barzilai and the TAME Trial featured on CNBC

  On March 23, 2019, CNBC featured AFAR expert Nir Barzilai, MD and the AFAR-managed Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) trial in an article exploring the potential for metformin and other drug interventions to delay the onset of age-related diseases. The article also examines how this potential is influencing consumer behavior, particularly in Silicon Valley. Dr. Barzilai is AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director, a multiple AFAR grantee, and Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for which AFAR serves as the coordinating center. Read “Silicon Valley techies…


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Board Members in the News: Nir Barzilai and Jim Mellon in Forbes on biotech opportunities to extend healthspan

Mar 25
2019

Board Members in the News: Nir Barzilai and Jim Mellon in Forbes on biotech opportunities to extend healthspan

  On March 21, 2019, Forbes spotlighted AFAR experts Nir Barzilai, MD, and Jim Mellon in an article exploring biotech opportunities to extend healthspan, including the AFAR-managed TAME (Targeting Aging with Metformin) Trial. Dr. Barzilai is AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director, a multiple grantee, and Director of the Nathan Shock Center at Einstein Medical College, for which AFAR serves as the coordinating center. Mr. Mellon is an AFAR Board member and recipient of our 2018 George E. and Mary J. Doty Award recipient. The article also mentions research and interventions by 2015 Irving S. Wright Award winner Leonard Guarente, PhD. Read “Opportunities…


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