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New Annual Report Features Women in Science

Jun 28
2011

New Annual Report Features Women in Science

We are excited to feature women in science for this year’s annual report, highlighting the important work of grantees Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD, Arti Hurria, MD, and Holly Van Remmen, PhD. Their reseach spans from investigating the mechanisms of neuromuscular aging, to testing the how older adults tolerate cancer therapy drugs, to using long-lived naked mole rats to study genetic mechanisms in tumor development. You can download an electronic copy of the annual report here. Join us as we continue to celebrate women in science with our blog, "Who's Who in the Science of Aging," spotlighting women through…


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AFAR Featured by Penny For Your World

Jun 15
2011

AFAR Featured by Penny For Your World

AFAR was selected as a featured charity by Penny For Your World, an online giving opportunity that encourages users to donate one cent a day to a new charity for a whole year. Penny For Your World provides the mechanism for individuals to give just pennies a day to support 365 charities in a year, emphasizing that giving can be easy and accessible for everyone. Support aging research with AFAR and many other charities at www.pennyforyourworld.com. Learn more about supporting the work of AFAR by visiting www.afar.org/give.


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2011 AFAR Grantee Conference

Jun 13
2011

2011 AFAR Grantee Conference

On Monday, June 13th, AFAR wrapped up a day of presentation and discussion as part of the 24th annual AFAR Grantee Conference in Santa Barbara, CA, where grantees gathered to share their research and develop relationships with other scientists in the field. Speakers included Leanne Jones, PhD, recipient of a 2006 AFAR Research Grant, who gave the opening keynote talk highlighting her research on age-related changes in the stem cell niche. Chair of the Research Committee, Steve Austad, PhD, provided a wide lens with which to think about aging, giving a broad history of where we’ve been and where…


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Late-Life Depression: Coming Out of the Shadows

Jun 01
2011

Late-Life Depression: Coming Out of the Shadows

AFAR Medical Officer Richard Besdine, MD, tackles the topic of late-life depression in a new blog post on the health section of The Huffington Post, recently renamed "AOL Healthy Living." He highlights the prevalence of depression among older Americans that goes undetected and untreated. As Dr. Besdine emphasizes, depression is not a normal part of the healthy aging process: "It should not be dismissed as an inevitable result of aging or overlooked just because many seniors exhibit different, less obvious symptoms, or don't want to admit feelings of sadness." Older patients have many viable treatment options for mental health…


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