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Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman research in PNAS on persistent metabolic youth in aging female brain

Feb 7
2019

Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman research in PNAS on persistent metabolic youth in aging female brain

  On February 4, 2019, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published research authored by AFAR expert Randall J. Bateman, MD, which found that in terms of brain metabolism, the adult female brain is on average a few years younger than the male brain. Dr. Bateman is 2007 Beeson Scholar, as well as recipient of the 2012 MetLife Foundation Promising Investigator Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, which AFAR managed. Read “Persistent metabolic youth in the aging female brain” here.  


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Board Member in the News: Scientific Director Steven Austad's latest Next Avenue column on what's ahead in aging research, featuring 13 AFAR experts

Jan 31
2019

Board Member in the News: Scientific Director Steven Austad's latest Next Avenue column on what's ahead in aging research, featuring 13 AFAR experts

On January 30, 2019, Next Avenue published the latest column by AFAR Scientific Director Steven Austad, PhD. “Last Year’s Research on Aging Hints at What Lies Ahead” reflects on insights gained in the field last year and spotlights studies recently published by a range of AFAR experts including: Research by led by 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient and 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Valter Longo, PhD as well as 2014 Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research recipient Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D. on dietary timing and periodic fasting to extend healthspan, Research by 2017…


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Experts in the News: Campisi, Guarente, Longo, and Vijg on interventions to extend healthspan in Medium

Jan 29
2019

Experts in the News: Campisi, Guarente, Longo, and Vijg on interventions to extend healthspan in Medium

  On January 26, 2019, Medium featured AFAR experts Judy Campisi, PhD, Leonard Guarente, PhD, Valter Longo, MD, and Jan Vijg, PhD in an article exploring limits to human lifespan and the promise of extending healthspan through biomedical research and interventions. Dr. Campisi is a 1990 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. Dr. Guarente is a 2015 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction recipient. Dr. Longo is a 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient and 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient. Dr. Vijg is a 2012 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction recipient. Read “How long will we…


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Grantees in the News: David Holtzman and Brendan Lucey’s research on lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s proteins in Science

Jan 29
2019

Grantees in the News: David Holtzman and Brendan Lucey’s research on lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s proteins in Science

  On January 24, 2019, Science published research co-authored by AFAR experts David M. Holtzman, MD and Brendan P. Lucey, MD exploring how lack of sleep is tied to an increase in two Alzheimer’s proteins. Dr. Holtzman is a 1995 Beeson Scholar. Dr. Lucey is a 2016 Beeson Scholar. Read “The sleep-wake cycle regulates brain interstitial fluid tau in mice and CSF tau in humans” in Science here, as well as a related story in Science News here.  


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Grantee in the News: Valter Longo featured in Medium’s Health Lifestyle Diary

Jan 16
2019

Grantee in the News: Valter Longo featured in Medium’s Health Lifestyle Diary

On January 15, 2019, Medium featured AFAR expert Valter Longo, PhD and his insights on healthspan, intermittent fasting, biomarkers, and more. Dr. Longo is a 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient and a 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty awardee. Read the article in Medium’s Health Lifestyle Diary here.  


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