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Grantees in the News: Jorge Ivan Castillo-Quan and Linda Partridge on triple drug combo and longevity of fruit flies PNAS

Oct 7
2019

Grantees in the News: Jorge Ivan Castillo-Quan and Linda Partridge on triple drug combo and longevity of fruit flies PNAS

On September 30, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) published research by AFAR experts Jorge Ivan Castillo-Quan, PhD, and  Linda Partridge, DPhil, which found that a triple drug combination, including Rapamycin, extended the lifespan of fruit flies by 48 percent. Dr. Castillo-Quan is a 2018 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research recipient, and a Research Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Catalyst. Dr. Partridge is a 2010 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient. She is also the Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology…


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Board Member in the news: David Sinclair’s Lifespan book spotlighted in Medium

Oct 4
2019

Board Member in the news: David Sinclair’s Lifespan book spotlighted in Medium

On September 26, 2019, Medium highlighted AFAR expert David A. Sinclair, PhD, AO, and his New York Times best-seller, Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why You Don’t Have To. The opinion piece examines the book’s argument that we can live healthier longer by targeting the biology of aging. Dr. Sinclair is an AFAR board member, a 2000 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient, and a 2018 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. He is also a Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of…


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Board Members in the News: David Sinclair and S. Jay Olshansky on future of aging, on NPR’s Future You

Oct 1
2019

Board Members in the News: David Sinclair and S. Jay Olshansky on future of aging, on NPR’s Future You

On September 25, 2019, NPR’s Future You featured insights from AFAR experts S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, and David Sinclair, PhD, AO, on how advances in our understanding of the biology of aging are leading to interventions that will revolutionize how we all can live healthier and live longer. Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member and 2016 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and…


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Grantees in the News: Research co-authored by 4 AFAR grantees on cellular senescence and age-related blood clots in Cell Reports

Sep 30
2019

Grantees in the News: Research co-authored by 4 AFAR grantees on cellular senescence and age-related blood clots in Cell Reports

On September 24, 2019, Cell Reports published new research by AFAR experts Natan Basisty, PhD, Judith Campisi, PhD, Pankaj Kapahi, PhD, and Christopher D. Wiley, PhD, that links cellular senescence to age-related blood clots. Dr. Basisty is a 2015 Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Schilling Lab at the Buck Institute. Dr. Campisi is a 1990 AFAR Research Grant recipient, and a 2002 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. She is also the head of the Campisi Lab at the Buck Institute. Dr. Kapahi is a 2006 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs…


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Grantee in the News: William Mair on “Five Myths About Aging” in The Washington Post

Sep 27
2019

Grantee in the News: William Mair on “Five Myths About Aging” in The Washington Post

On September 20, 2019, The Washington Post featured science-backed insights from AFAR expert William Mair, PhD. In the feature article, which has since been widely picked up by other media nationwide, Dr. Mair which address myths about aging, healthspan, and longevity. Dr. Mair is a 2010 Ellison/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship Award recipient and a 2017 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient. He is also an Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read the article, “Five myths about aging,” here.


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