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Grantees in the News: Popular Science’s “How to Live Forever” issue spotlights AFAR experts

Mar 9
2016

Grantees in the News: Popular Science’s “How to Live Forever” issue spotlights AFAR experts View MoreBACK

The March/April 2016 issue of Popular Science includes the special feature section, “How to Live Forever,” which surveys a wide range of promising aging research developments and features several AFAR experts.


In the opening article, “Why Do We Age?,” AFAR’s Scientific Director Steve Austad, PhD places aging within its biological context.  He states, “Reproduction is the name of the game. Basically, we age because it’s not in nature’s best interest to perfectly repair our bodies. The main thing is to keep us reproductive as long as possible, and then let our bodies deteriorate.”

In “How to Stay Young and Health,” Brian Kennedy, PhD (2003 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty, 2008 Midcareer Award), discusses the cellular science behind healthspan, or the amount of time we are in optimal health as we age.

Long Live Dogs (and Everyone)” discusses research from Matt Kaeberlein, PhD (2006 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty, 2007 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Awardee) and Leonard Guarente, PhD’s (2015 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction Recipient) work on Canine Longevity. 

Read the complete range of articles here.

For 35 years, AFAR has worked to extend healthspan, the amount of time we are in optimal health as we age.  Learn more about AFAR’s programs here.





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