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Grantee in the News: Dena Dubal on klotho protein improving mice brain function in SF Chronicle

Dec 13
2017

Grantee in the News: Dena Dubal on klotho protein improving mice brain function in SF Chronicle View MoreBACK

On December 8, 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted research by 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 Dena Dubal, MD, PhD on the klotho protein improving brain function in mice.

The article, “Scientists aim to wipe out dementia and other diseases of aging,” notes: Injections of klotho into the bellies of lab mice have resulted in measurable improvements in brain functions like learning and memory, sometimes as quickly as four hours later, according to recent published findings from Dubal’s lab.

Read the full article here.


Dena Dubal, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.





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