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Experts in the News: Gorbunova, Kennedy, Seluanov, and Vijg research on SIRT6 gene’s role in DNA repair in Newsweek and Cell

Apr 30
2019

Experts in the News: Gorbunova, Kennedy, Seluanov, and Vijg research on SIRT6 gene’s role in DNA repair in Newsweek and Cell

  On April 23, 2019,  Newsweek spotlighted research by four AFAR experts Vera Gorbunova, PhD, Brian K. Kennedy, PhD, Andrei Seluanov, PhD, and Jan Vijg, PhD. The Newsweek article explores their recent finding on how Sirituin 6 (SIRT6) gene repairs DNA and cellular stress resistence—a key to potential treatments to extend healthspan as we grow older. The team co-authored an article on this research, published in Cell journal on April 16, 2019. Dr. Gorbunova is a 2005 AFAR Award for Junior Faculty recipient and has served on AFAR’s Postdoc Committee. Dr. Kennedy received a 2003 AFAR Award for Junior Faculty, a 2008…


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Grantee in the News: Valter Longo lends insight on intermittent fasting and heart disease risk on CNN.com

Apr 29
2019

Grantee in the News: Valter Longo lends insight on intermittent fasting and heart disease risk on CNN.com

  On April 23, 2019, CNN.com featured AFAR expert Valter D. Longo, PhD in an article exploring how skipping breakfast may lead to greater risk of heart disease. Dr. Longo’s research on intermittent fasting is referenced. Dr. Longo is a 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient and a 1998 AFAR Research Grant recipient. Read “Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds” here.  


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Grantees in the News: Kasia Lipska and Sei Lee in NY Times on lower blood pressure affect on diabetes

Apr 29
2019

Grantees in the News: Kasia Lipska and Sei Lee in NY Times on lower blood pressure affect on diabetes

On April 12th, 2019, The New York Times spotlighted insights by AFAR experts Kasia Lipska, MD, MHS and Sei Lee, MD in an article exploring how lowering blood pressure may have harmful effects for people with diabetes. Dr. Lipska is a 2014 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Research scholar. Dr. Lee is a 2011 Beeson Scholar and a 2010 Centers of Excellence Fellow. Read “A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up” here.  


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Board member in the News: Jay Olshansky on Facial Recognition Technology’s implications for Insurance and Retirement

Apr 23
2019

Board member in the News: Jay Olshansky on Facial Recognition Technology’s implications for Insurance and Retirement

On April 15th 2019, Barron’s Financial and Investment News highlighted the insights of AFAR expert Jay Olshansky, PhD in two articles, spotlighting his research developing facial recognition technology to determine biomarkers of aging and how this could impact the insurance industry and individual retirement planning. Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member. Read “Can Tech Predict Your Client’s Lifespan?” here and “Knowing How Long You Will Live—and Live Healthy—Could Transform Retirement Planning” here.  


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Grantee in News: Jason Karlawish on Cognitive Decline & Financial Scams in Newsweek & Annals of Internal Medicine

Apr 23
2019

Grantee in News: Jason Karlawish on Cognitive Decline & Financial Scams in Newsweek & Annals of Internal Medicine

On April 15th, 2019 Newsweek featured insights from AFAR expert Jason Karlawish, MD exploring how patterns of financial exploitation or scams could be early indication of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias in older adults. The article also references a recent editorial “Social Cognition and the Aging Brain” authored by Karlawish in the Annals of Internal Medicine on April 16. Dr. Karlawish is a 2007 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar. Read “Alzheimer’s Early Warning: Falling for Scams could be Sign of Dementia” in Newsweek here. The Annals of…


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Grantee in the News: Dena Dubal on Klotho hormone as treatment for dementia and brain function in New York Times

Apr 05
2019

Grantee in the News: Dena Dubal on Klotho hormone as treatment for dementia and brain function in New York Times

On April 2, 2019, The New York Times spotlighted AFAR Expert Dena Dubal, MD, PhD and her extensive research on the Klotho hormone as potentially effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and other dementias and supporting brain function. Dr. Dubal is a 2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient, 2009 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar, and 1998 Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient. Read “One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It?” here.  


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Experts in News: Steve Austad and Jessica Hoffman win George C. Williams Prize

Apr 05
2019

Experts in News: Steve Austad and Jessica Hoffman win George C. Williams Prize

Congratulations to AFAR experts Steven N. Austad, PhD and Jessica Hoffman, PhD for being awarded the George C. Williams Prize from the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health (ISEMPH). Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director. Dr. Hoffman is a 2016 Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging recipient. The prize recognizes the best paper published in the journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health in 2018. It commemorates noted evolutionary biologist George Williams, who wrote perhaps the most influential paper in the evolutionary biology of aging in the 20th century, “Pleiotropy, Natural Selection, and the…


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Grantees in the News: Three Beeson Scholars—Dharmarajan, Krumholz, and Ross—in JAMA Internal Medicine on insurance status impact on transfer from ER

Apr 03
2019

Grantees in the News: Three Beeson Scholars—Dharmarajan, Krumholz, and Ross—in JAMA Internal Medicine on insurance status impact on transfer from ER

  April 1, 2019, JAMA Internal Medicine published research co-authored by AFAR experts Kumar Dharmarajan, MD, MBA, Harlan Krumholz, MD, and Joseph Ross, MD, MHS exploring if emergency department patients more likely to be transferred to another hospital after stabilization for common medical conditions on the basis of insurance status. All three authors are Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) recipients: Dr. Dharmarajan is a 2014 Beeson scholar. Dr. Krumholz is a 1996 Beeson scholar. Dr. Ross is a 2008 Beeson scholar. Read their research—"Association Between Insurance Status and Access to Hospital Care in Emergency Department Disposition”…


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Grantees in News: Joseph Baur and David Sinclair latest research on impairing sirtuins by shortening telomeres as potential treatment for age-related disease in Cell Metabolism

Apr 03
2019

Grantees in News: Joseph Baur and David Sinclair latest research on impairing sirtuins by shortening telomeres as potential treatment for age-related disease in Cell Metabolism

  On March 28, 2019, Cell Metabolism published research co-authored by AFAR experts Joseph  Bauer, PhD and David Sinclair, PhD exploring how impairing sirtuins by stabilizing telomeres could lead to a potential treatment for age-related disease. Dr. Baur is a 2009 AFAR Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. He also has served on AFAR’s National Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Sinclair is an AFAR Board Member, 2018 Irving S. Wright Award winner, and 2000 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. Read the published research—"Telomere Dysfunction Induces Sirtuin Repression that Drives Telomere-Dependent Disease”—here and a related press release here. …


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Board Member in the News: Rudy Tanzi research on neurogenesis and Alzheimer's in Forbes

Apr 02
2019

Board Member in the News: Rudy Tanzi research on neurogenesis and Alzheimer's in Forbes

On March 27, 2019,  Forbes spotlighted research by AFAR expert Rudy Tanzi, PhD exploring the relationship between the development of new neurons (neurogenesis) and brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a potential growth factor called Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), and the impact of exercise on brain neurogenesis. Dr. Tanzi is a member of AFAR’s Board of Directors. Read “How Scientists Are Helping New Neurons Survive In The 'Battle Field' Of Alzheimer's Disease” here.  


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Grantee in the news: Harlan Krumholz research on outcomes of 20 year study on AMI in New York Times

Apr 02
2019

Grantee in the news: Harlan Krumholz research on outcomes of 20 year study on AMI in New York Times

  On March 26, 2019, The New York Times spotlighted research by AFAR expert Harlan Krumholz, MD exploring patterns of hospitalizations, treatments, and outcomes for older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) over a recent 20-year period in the United States. Dr. Krumholz is 1996 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) scholar. The New York Times article, “Americans are having Fewer Heart Attacks,” summarizes findings from Dr. Krumholz’ research published on March 15, 2019 in JAMA Network Open.  


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Experts in the News: Gary Churchill and Richard Miller research in Wall Street Journal, exploring human longevity by studying oldest living mice

Apr 01
2019

Experts in the News: Gary Churchill and Richard Miller research in Wall Street Journal, exploring human longevity by studying oldest living mice

  On March 26th 2019, The Wall Street Journal spotlighted research by AFAR experts Gary Churchill, PhD and Richard Miller, MD, PhD that explores how animals and humans age differently, based on their on-going research with the oldest living mice. Dr. Miller is a 1985 AFAR Research Grant recipient and recent AFAR Scientific Committee member. Dr. Churchill is the Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging at the Jackson Laboratory, one of the six Nathan Shock Centers of the NIA, for which AFAR serves as the coordinating center. The Wall Street Journal article --&ldquo…


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Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman to receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Apr 01
2019

Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman to receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Congratulations to AFAR expert Randall Bateman, MD for being selected to receive the 2019 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases, sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Bateman is a 2007 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) scholar and 2012 MetLife Foundation Promising Investigator Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s disease winner. The $100,000 award will be presented on May 6th at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. Read about his research and the Potamkin Prize in Alzforum here.  


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