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Congratulations to Dr. Masahiro Morita for his publication in PNAS.

Hepatic posttranscriptional network comprised of CCR4-NOT deadenylase and FGF21 maintains systemic metabolic homeostasis Morita M, Siddiqui N, Katsumura S, Rouya C, Larsson O, Nagashima T, Hekmatnejad B, Takahashi A, Kiyonari H, Zang M, St-Arnaud R, Oike Y, Giguère V, Topisirovic I, Okada-Hatakeyama M, Yamamoto T, Sonenberg N PNAS. 2019 Apr 16;116(16):7973-7981. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1816023116. Epub 2019 […]

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Congratulations to Dr. James Nelson for his publication in Aging Cell

Hyperadrenocorticism of calorie restriction contributes to its anti-inflammatory action in mice. Allen BD, Liao CY, Shu J, Muglia LJ, Majzoub JA, Diaz V, Nelson JF Aging Cell. 2019 Jun;18(3):e12944. doi: 10.1111/acel.12944. Epub 2019 Apr 1. Abstract: Calorie restriction (CR), which lengthens lifespan in many species, is associated with moderate hyperadrenocorticism and attenuated inflammation. Given the […]

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Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD for her award from the Owens Foundation

Dr. Bess Frost was awarded a grant from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation, which was funded for $100,000. Congratulations to Dr. Frost.

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Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD for her award from the Owens Foundation

Dr. Veronica Galvan was awarded a grant from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation, which was funded for $78,017.  Congratulations to Dr. Galvan.

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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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