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Grantees in News: Joseph Baur and David Sinclair latest research on impairing sirtuins by shortening telomeres as potential treatment for age-related disease in Cell Metabolism

Apr 3
2019

Grantees in News: Joseph Baur and David Sinclair latest research on impairing sirtuins by shortening telomeres as potential treatment for age-related disease in Cell Metabolism

  On March 28, 2019, Cell Metabolism published research co-authored by AFAR experts Joseph  Bauer, PhD and David Sinclair, PhD exploring how impairing sirtuins by stabilizing telomeres could lead to a potential treatment for age-related disease. Dr. Baur is a 2009 AFAR Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. He also has served on AFAR’s National Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Sinclair is an AFAR Board Member, 2018 Irving S. Wright Award winner, and 2000 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. Read the published research—"Telomere Dysfunction Induces Sirtuin Repression that Drives Telomere-Dependent Disease”—here and a related press release here. …


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Board Member in the News: Rudy Tanzi research on neurogenesis and Alzheimer's in Forbes

Apr 2
2019

Board Member in the News: Rudy Tanzi research on neurogenesis and Alzheimer's in Forbes

On March 27, 2019,  Forbes spotlighted research by AFAR expert Rudy Tanzi, PhD exploring the relationship between the development of new neurons (neurogenesis) and brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a potential growth factor called Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), and the impact of exercise on brain neurogenesis. Dr. Tanzi is a member of AFAR’s Board of Directors. Read “How Scientists Are Helping New Neurons Survive In The 'Battle Field' Of Alzheimer's Disease” here.  


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Grantee in the news: Harlan Krumholz research on outcomes of 20 year study on AMI in New York Times

Apr 2
2019

Grantee in the news: Harlan Krumholz research on outcomes of 20 year study on AMI in New York Times

  On March 26, 2019, The New York Times spotlighted research by AFAR expert Harlan Krumholz, MD exploring patterns of hospitalizations, treatments, and outcomes for older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) over a recent 20-year period in the United States. Dr. Krumholz is 1996 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) scholar. The New York Times article, “Americans are having Fewer Heart Attacks,” summarizes findings from Dr. Krumholz’ research published on March 15, 2019 in JAMA Network Open.  


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Experts in the News: Gary Churchill and Richard Miller research in Wall Street Journal, exploring human longevity by studying oldest living mice

Apr 1
2019

Experts in the News: Gary Churchill and Richard Miller research in Wall Street Journal, exploring human longevity by studying oldest living mice

  On March 26th 2019, The Wall Street Journal spotlighted research by AFAR experts Gary Churchill, PhD and Richard Miller, MD, PhD that explores how animals and humans age differently, based on their on-going research with the oldest living mice. Dr. Miller is a 1985 AFAR Research Grant recipient and recent AFAR Scientific Committee member. Dr. Churchill is the Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging at the Jackson Laboratory, one of the six Nathan Shock Centers of the NIA, for which AFAR serves as the coordinating center. The Wall Street Journal article --&ldquo…


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Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman to receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Apr 1
2019

Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman to receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Congratulations to AFAR expert Randall Bateman, MD for being selected to receive the 2019 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases, sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Bateman is a 2007 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) scholar and 2012 MetLife Foundation Promising Investigator Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s disease winner. The $100,000 award will be presented on May 6th at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. Read about his research and the Potamkin Prize in Alzforum here.  


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