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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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