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Experts in the News: Six AFAR researchers lend insights to TIME magazine 2017 Longevity issue

Feb 24
2017

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The February 16, 2017 “Longevity” issue of TIME magazine spotlighted several AFAR experts in features stories.

“How Silicon Valley Is Trying to Hack Its Way into Longevity” explored super-pills to target aging and featured 2015 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction winner Leonard Guarente, PhD and his work with Elysium Health. The ProLon five-day, ultra-low calerie meal kit developed by 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research winner Valter Longo, PhD is also highlighted. 2016 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, also comments on caloric restriction.

In “Do Cranky People Really Die Younger Than Pollyannas?” Deputy Scientific Director and multiple AFAR grant recipient Nir Barzilai, MD lends insights onto the relationship between negative attitudes and healthspan.

Lastly, "Is There Anything That Can Help My Dog Live Longer Too?" focuses on The Dog Aging Project, which is studying the effects of rapamycin on dogs’ lifespan as a model for understanding human aging. The Dog Aging Project is led by 1996 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty and 2010 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient Matt R. Kaeberlein, PhD and 1996 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty and 2010 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient Daniel Promislow, PhD.
 

Explore the entire 2017 Longevity issue of TIME magazine here.

 

Leonard Guarente, PhD is the Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Science of Aging Research and the Novartis Professor of Biology at MIT.

Valter Longo, PhD is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, Davis.

Rozalyn Anderson, PhD is an Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin Medince.

Nir Barzilai, MD is the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Matt Kaeberlein, PhD is a Professor, Department of Pathology, at the University of Washington Medicine.

Daniel Promislow, PhD is a Professor, Department of Pathology at the University of Washington Medicine.

 


For more insights from AFAR experts, explore TIME's 2016 and 2015 special issues on Longevity.





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