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Grantee in News: Reisa Sperling's research spotlighted in Alzheimers News Today

Oct 17
2017

Grantee in News: Reisa Sperling's research spotlighted in Alzheimers News Today

On October 12, 2017, Alzheimers News Today spotlighted research by 2003 AFAR Beeson Scholar Reisa Sperling, Ph.D. The article, Alzheimer’s Research Marked by Collaboration and Large-scale Projects, Too, surveys collaborations between pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions to drive ahead new therapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s disease.The article notes:  For instance, a group of Harvard Medical School scientists, led by Dr. Reisa Sperling, is running several trials trying to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with brain plaque but no cognitive symptoms. These trials are testing various drugs in collaboration with the companies that produce them. …


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Grantee in the News: Liana Apostolova to lead multi-site AD study with 7.6 million NIA grant

Oct 17
2017

Grantee in the News: Liana Apostolova to lead multi-site AD study with 7.6 million NIA grant

Announced October 9, 2017, Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a one-year, $7.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) that will establish the infrastructure for AFAR 2005 Beeson Career Development Award winner Liana Apostolova, M.D., to lead a $45 million research program. Dr. Apostolova will lead a multi-site longitudinal observational study to better understand how people develop this rare variant of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, called Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study (LEADS), will establish a network of sites across the United States and will enroll a large cohort of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease participants who will provide…


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Grantees in the News: Five AFAR experts spotlighted in Popular Science

Oct 12
2017

Grantees in the News: Five AFAR experts spotlighted in Popular Science

On October 9, 2017, Popular Science featured a range of AFAR experts in an article on the varied opinions in the field of aging research on strategies to extend healthspan and longevity. The provocatively titled piece “Is Living Forever Going to Suck,” spotlights: 2009 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient and 2016 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD   2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient Derek  Huffman, PhD   2006 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty awardee and 2007 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award Matthew Kaeberlein, PhD   2012 Glenn…


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Board member in the News: David Sinclair receives NIH Directors High Risk, High Reward award

Oct 09
2017

Board member in the News: David Sinclair receives NIH Directors High Risk, High Reward award

On October 5, 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund's High Risk, High Reward program announced that 2000 AFAR Research Grant recipient and current Board Member David Sinclair, PhD, has received its NIH Directors Pioneer Award for his project, Uncovering the Human Secretome. Dr. Sinclair is one of 12 Pioneer Awards. The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, part of the NIH Common Fund, funds 86 awards to exceptionally creative scientists proposing to use highly innovative approaches to tackle major challenges in biomedical research. The program supports high-risk ideas with high-impact potential. The program accelerates scientific discovery by supporting high-risk research proposals that may…


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Awardee in News: Dongsheng Cai's research on hypothalamus stem cells in R&D magazine

Oct 03
2017

Awardee in News: Dongsheng Cai's research on hypothalamus stem cells in R&D magazine

On September 29, 2017, R&D magazine reported on research by 2017 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research Award recipient Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD linking the stem cells in the hypothalamus and aging. The article, Stem Cells Could be Key to Extending Lifespan, explains Dr. Cai’s discovery that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body, which could result in new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. As Dr. Cai notes: “Our research shows that the number of hypothalamic neural stem cells naturally declines over the life…


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