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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe research on Excessive Napping and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

Jun 28
2019

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe research on Excessive Napping and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

On June 18, 2019, Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal published research co-authored by AFAR expert Kristine Yaffe, MD. The research explores the relationship between excessive napping in older men and cognitive impairment. Dr. Yaffe is a 2001 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Scholar recipient. She is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, Psychiatry, and the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Read the study—“Objective napping, cognitive decline, and risk of cognitive impairment in older men””— here.


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Grantee in the News: Shin-inchiro Imai research on Young Mice Blood Enzymes Slowing Aging in Futurity

Jun 27
2019

Grantee in the News: Shin-inchiro Imai research on Young Mice Blood Enzymes Slowing Aging in Futurity

  On June 16, 2019, Futurity spotlighted the insights of AFAR expert Dr. Shin-ichiro Imai, MD, PhD, in an article discussing new research about the effects of giving older mice blood enzymes from younger mice. The article explores research co-authored by Dr. Imai, recently published in Cell Metabolism. Dr. Imai is a 2016 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient. He is currently a Professor of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers supplemented older mice with blood enzyme proteins from younger mice, which improved the health of the older mice, and extended their life spans by 16%. There…


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Board Member in the News: Dr. Steven Austad research on Natural Selection and Aging in Opossums in Psychology Today.

Jun 26
2019

Board Member in the News: Dr. Steven Austad research on Natural Selection and Aging in Opossums in Psychology Today.

On June 10, 2019, Psychology Today spotlighted research by AFAR expert Dr. Steven N. Austad, PhD, exploring what we can learn about aging from opossums. Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director. He is also the Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at  the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After years of observation, Dr. Austad discovered that opossums in isolation lived 25%-50% longer. Without dominant predators or natural selection at play, these opossums could reproduce later, and age less rapidly. This work will recapitulate the of natural selection proteins, such as p53, to help slow the aging…


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Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman in Bloomberg on blood test to predict dementia

Jun 07
2019

Grantee in the News: Randall Bateman in Bloomberg on blood test to predict dementia

On May 21, 2019, Bloomberg featured the insights of AFAR expert Randall Bateman, MD in an article exploring the opportunities and complications of a blood test that may predict dementia. Dr. Bateman’s related studies are referenced. Dr. Bateman is a 1997 Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, 2007 Beeson Scholar, and 2015 recipient of the MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, which AFAR managed. Read the article--“A Blood Test Can Predict Dementia. Trouble Is, There's No Cure”--here. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-21/a-blood-test-can-predict-dementia-trouble-is-there-s-no-cure


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Board member in the News: Nir Barzilai on Science Rules! with Bill Nye

Jun 04
2019

Board member in the News: Nir Barzilai on Science Rules! with Bill Nye

On May 31, 2019, Science Rules! podcast hosted by Bill Nye featured AFAR expert Nir Barzilai, MD. Dr. Barzilai is AFAR's Deputy Scientific Director and a multiple grantee. In the podcast, Dr. Barzilai lends clarifies lifespan vs. healthspan, shares updates on the TAME trial, and lends insights on the impact of exercise, caloric restriction, and genes on living healthier for longer. Listen to the podcast here.


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AFAR celebrates Women in Science + Tech: honors Katy Fike of Aging2.0 and Prachi Vakharia of WOMANIUM

Jun 04
2019

AFAR celebrates Women in Science + Tech: honors Katy Fike of Aging2.0 and Prachi Vakharia of WOMANIUM

On Wednesday, May, 2019, AFAR hosted a special awards dinner, Celebrating Women in Science + Tech, at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, CA. AFAR honored Katy Fike, PhD, Co-Founder, AGING2.0 and Managing Director, Generator Ventures, and Prachi J. Vakharia, Founder, WOMANIUM. AGING2.0 strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging2.0’s international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational community has grown to 40k+ innovators across 20+ countries. Generator Ventures is an investment platform focused exclusively at the intersection of aging, senior care & technology. The WOMANIUM Foundation increases women in STEM+Entrepreneurship fields by providing girls with…


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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe research on Excessive Napping and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

Jun 28
2019

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe research on Excessive Napping and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

On June 18, 2019, Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal published research co-authored by AFAR expert Kristine Yaffe, MD. The research explores the relationship between excessive napping in older men and cognitive impairment. Dr. Yaffe is 2001 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Scholar recipient. She is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, Psychiatry, and the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Read the study—“Objective napping, cognitive decline, and risk of cognitive impairment in older men””— here.


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