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AFAR Comments on Google

Sep 26
2013

AFAR Comments on Google "Calico"

Following the announcement of Google’s new aging research arm, “Calico”, AFAR commented on this new development in the field: “‘We applaud Google’s announcement, and welcome them to this critically-needed field of science,’” said Stephanie Lederman, EdM, Executive Director of AFAR. ‘There are many exciting developments in the biology of healthy aging, and we look forward to Google’s contributions.’” Since its foundation in 1981, AFAR has given over $150 million to the field of aging research through funding over 3,000 researchers. Read the entire article here. Journalists may arrange…


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Grantees in the News: Video games with a twist test cognitive function in the elderly

Sep 05
2013

Grantees in the News: Video games with a twist test cognitive function in the elderly

Neuroscientists have created a video game that proves elasticity in cognitive functioning in the elderly. This game, which involves players steering a moving car while identifying road signs along the way, was developed by a team of scientists led by former AFAR grantee Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD. A New York Times article published September 4 detailed the study, which was published today in the journal Nature. Dr. Gazzaley was a 2005 recipient of the Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Research Grant and a 2002 recipient of a Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship. He currently works as an Associate Professor of Neurology at the…


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