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Funding of the Biology of Aging Training Program

The NIA-funded T32 Training Program on Biology of Aging (PI: Nicolas Musi) has been successfully renewed for 5 more years. The focus of the program is on Basic and Translational Geroscience. The Program funds 4 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral positions. For more information on the program and the application process please email Debra Siller at […]

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Congratulations to Nicolas Musi, MD for being elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Congratulations to Nicolas Musi, MD for being elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation – ASCI https://www.the-asci.org/. Pictured: Dr. Dale Abel, President of the Endocrine Society, Dr. Rex Ahima, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Dr. Nicolas Musi.

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Congratulations to Dr. Wenyan Sun on receiving a BrightFocus postdoctoral fellowship

Wenyan Sun, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Bess Frost, Ph.D. lab, has received a BrightFocus postdoctoral fellowship award. Postdoctoral fellowship awards from the BrightFocus Foundation are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant’s […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Randy Strong on his VA Merit Review Award

Dr. Strong received a VA Merit Review Award, title: Detoxification of Biogenic Aldehydes in Parkinson’s Disease – $650,000.

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Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Galvan for her publication in Science Translational Medicine

Rapamycin and Alzheimer’s disease: Time for a clinical trial? Kaeberlein M, Galvan V Sci Transl Med. 2019 Jan 23;11(476). pii: eaar4289. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aar4289. Abstract: The drug rapamycin has beneficial effects in a number of animal models of neurodegeneration and aging including mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Despite its compelling preclinical record, no clinical trials have […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Lizhen Chen for her publication in Aging Cell

Microtubule regulators act in the nervous system to modulate fat metabolism and longevity through DAF‐16 in C. elegans. Aiping Xu, Zhao Zhang, Su‐Hyuk Ko, Alfred L. Fisher, Zhijie Liu, Lizhen Chen Aging Cell. 14 January 2019. doi: 10.1111/acel.12884. [Epub ahead of print]. Abstract: Microtubule (MT) regulation is involved in both neuronal function and the maintenance […]

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Congratulations to 2019 Presidential Award winner Bess Frost, PhD.

Dr. Frost was recognized as a Junior Research Scholar. https://news.uthscsa.edu/congratulations-to-the-2019-presidential-awards-winners/

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Congratulations to Dr. Adam Salmon for his publication in the American Journal of Primatology

Long-term treatment with the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin has minor effect on clinical laboratory markers in middle-aged marmosets. Sills AM, Artavia JM, DeRosa BD, Ross CN, Salmon AB American Journal of Primatology. 2018 Oct 12:e22927. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22927. [Epub ahead of print]. Abstract: Interventions to extend lifespan and improve health with increasing age would have significant impact […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Masahiro Morita for his publication in Cell Metabolism

Translational and HIF-1α-Dependent Metabolic Reprogramming Underpin Metabolic Plasticity and Responses to Kinase Inhibitors and Biguanides. Hulea L, Gravel SP, Morita M, Cargnello M, Uchenunu O, Im YK, Lehuédé C, Ma EH, Leibovitch M, McLaughlan S, Blouin MJ, Parisotto M, Papavasiliou V, Lavoie C, Larsson O, Ohh M, Ferreira T, Greenwood C, Bridon G, Avizonis D, […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Nicolas Musi for his publication in PLOS ONE

Effects of intravenous AICAR (5-aminoimidazole-4-carboximide riboside) administration on insulin signaling and resistance in premature baboons, Papio sp. Blanco CL, Gastaldelli A, Anzueto DG, Winter LA, Seidner SR, McCurnin DC, Liang H, Javors MA, DeFronzo RA, Musi N PLoS one. 2018 Dec 12;13(12):e0208757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208757. eCollection 2018. Abstract: Premature baboons exhibit peripheral insulin resistance and impaired […]

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