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Board Member in the News: Steve Austad’s latest HuffPo column on Circadian Clocks and Longevity

Nov 2
2017

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On November 2, 2017, Huffington Post published the latest column by AFAR Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, PhD exploring research on circadian clocks and longevity.

In "Clocks, Flies, and The Nobel Prize," Dr. Austad expands on the recent 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on flies; sleeping patterns or circadian clock by applying this to the relationship between sleep, diet, neurological disease, and longevity.

Dr. Austad also notes related research led by AFAR-affiliated experts including:

Studies on short-term fasts by Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research winners and grantees Valter Longo, PhD and Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD

Studies on sleep and neurological diseases by 1995 Beeson Scholar and former MetLife Award chair David Holtzman, MD

Studies on sleep and older women by 2001 Beeson Scholar Kristine Yaffe, MD

Read the full column here.
 


Steven N. Austad, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor and Department Chair at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Austad is also the Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Nathan Shock Centers program, for which AFAR serves as the Coordinating Center.

For more of recent Huff/Po columns from AFAR Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, PhD, and AFAR Medical Officer Richard M. Besdine, MD, click here.

 





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