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Grantee in the News: Einor Ben Assayag in ScienceDaily on how working before and after a stroke benefits brain health

Feb 5
2018

Grantee in the News: Einor Ben Assayag in ScienceDaily on how working before and after a stroke benefits brain health

On January 25, 2018, ScienceDaily featured 2011 New Investigator in Alzheimer’s Disease Awardee Dr. Einor Ben Assayag in an article about how working before and after a stroke can benefit brain health. In the article, “Working before and after stroke is good for brain health” Dr. Einor Ben Assayag states: "Studies have shown stroke greatly increases dementia risk, and occupational status might influence how stroke survivors fare years after having a stroke." Later in the article, Dr. Ben Assayag states the importance of working on cognitive health. "The message here is 'keep on working.’ Rates of death and…


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Awardee in the News: Leonard Guarente on Longevity in Quartz

Jan 29
2018

Awardee in the News: Leonard Guarente on Longevity in Quartz

On January 24th, 2018, Quartz featured 2015 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction winner Leonard Guarente, PhD in an article about the potential of science and technology to expand health and lifespan. In the article, “What would life look like if we lived forever?” Guarente’s work is spotlighted: “Guarente is a revered name on his own accord in the field of gerontology, which is the study of what happens to human life as we age. His lab at MIT spearheaded early research into sirtuins, cellular proteins that have the ability slow the mechanisms of aging within…


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Grantee in The News: XinQi Dong Appointed President of Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research

Jan 26
2018

Grantee in The News: XinQi Dong Appointed President of Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research

AFAR congratulates 2008 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar Dr. XinQi Dong on his recent appointment as President of Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH). “Dong has been nationally and internationally recognized for his research and advocacy by the American Public Health Association, American Geriatric Society, Gerontological Society of America and International Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics,” according to Rutgers Today. Read more about Dr. Dong’s recent appointment here. Learn more about Dr. Dong’s Beeson research here.


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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on the Ideal Age and Longevity in CBS New York

Jan 22
2018

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on the Ideal Age and Longevity in CBS New York

On January 20th 2018, CBS New York spotlighted AFAR Board Member and 2016 Irving S. Wright Award winner S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. in an article examining perceptions on the ideal age and the secret to a long life. The article, “What’s the secret to a long and happy life?” notes: “Epidemiologist Dr. Jay Olshansky studies how to slow the biological process of aging, and says the age you prefer depends on what you value.  The average, he says, is 50-years-old. ‘If you value your physical health, everyone will say early 20s, sometimes early 30s,…


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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on the Perceptions of the Perfect Age in the Wall Street Journal

Jan 19
2018

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on the Perceptions of the Perfect Age in the Wall Street Journal

On January 13, 2018, the Wall Street Journal featured AFAR Board Member and 2016 Irving S. Wright Award winner S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. in an article examining perceptions of the perfect age for self-fulfillment, health, and vitality. Dr. Olshansky lends perspectives on the relationship between physical health and well-being as we grow older. The article, What is the Perfect Age? notes: “Dr. Olshansky, an epidemiologist, is researching ways to slow down the process of aging, by studying things like the genetics of long-lived individuals. ‘If you had a pill that could stop biological aging in its tracks, when would you…


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