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Grantee in the News: Ai-Ling Lin Explores Caloric Restriction’s Effect on Brain Function

Jul 31
2014

Grantee in the News: Ai-Ling Lin Explores Caloric Restriction’s Effect on Brain Function

On July 2, 2014, the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism released a study authored by a team including, 2012 AFAR Research Grant recipient Ai-Ling Lin, P.h.D.  Dr. Lin’s research on the effects of caloric restriction on age-related decline in brain function, was funded, in part, through her AFAR Award. Mitochondrial function declines have been proposed to be a major factor in the loss of age-related brain function.  By comparing rates of neuronal glucose oxidation and glutamate in young rats, control group old rats, and old Caloric Restricted rats, Dr. Lin and her team found…


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InfoAging Webinar | Muscles & Moves: The Science of Aging & Exercise

Jul 09
2014

InfoAging Webinar | Muscles & Moves: The Science of Aging & Exercise

  Tuesday July 29, 3-4pm, EST Register here by July 23 to secure your spot. For more information about the program and featured experts visit the event page here.  


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Grantee in the News: Inna Slutsky’s Team discovers new Alzheimer’s connections

Jul 02
2014

Grantee in the News: Inna Slutsky’s Team discovers new Alzheimer’s connections

On July 1, 2014 The Times of Israel reported on 2008 New Investigator Award in Alzheimer’s Disease recipient Inna Slutsky, PhD’s, new research uncovering one of the main reasons for the seizures, memory loss and cognitive impairment suffered by Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Slutsky’s team uncovered a molecular mechanism behind hyperactivity in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.  Accelerated binding of amyloid precursor protein (APP) and amyloid-beta triggers a “signaling cascade” in which messages shared by brain cells are amplified, elevating neuronal activity and essentially “short-circuiting” the brain…


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