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CPRIT awards $3 million to Emtora Biosciences, formerly called Rapamycin Holdings.

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced funding Aug. 22nd for various UT Health SA researchers and affiliates. “CPRIT also awarded $3 million to Emtora Biosciences, formerly called Rapamycin Holdings. The award is for a clinical trial investigating a formulation of rapamycin called eRapa to treat familial adenomatous polyposis. This is an inherited disorder […]

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Congratulations to Angela Olson for receiving the Data Blitz first place award

Angela Olson, graduate student in the Veronica Galvan, PhD lab, received the Data Blitz 1st Place Winner award at the 2019 American Aging Association Annual Meeting. This is her 5th award/first place recognition this year.

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Congratulations to Dr. Mengwei Zang for receiving NIH R01 and R21 Research Grants

Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD, has received R01 and R21 research grants from the NIH.

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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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