News At-A-Glance

Date: July 16th, 2014

The Alliance's 2014 Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner is fast approaching. This year's event will be held September 30, 2014, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The dinner celebrates advances in aging research and honors individuals for their immense contributions. Among this year's honorees include Jay Walker of TEDMED, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida and the Honorable Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University. We are offering a limited amount of tickets to the dinner, so if you would like

New Film Looks into the Promise of Aging Research

Date: July 16th, 2014

The Alliance's Healthspan Campaign will release a new film this summer called The Healthspan Imperative. Narrated by author and television personality Martha Stewart, this film focuses on a very timely issue: the aging of the U.S. population and the ruinous effect it could have on our economy and way of life. But the film isn't just about a hopeless future, it's about the hope offered through the promise of aging research.  Featuring exclusive interviews with leading lights in the field of gerontology, The Healthspan Imperative

Geroscience: The Science of Aging

Date: October 10th, 2013

While the study of the science behind aging is not new, it has only recently become organized and recognized enough to warrant its own name—geroscience. Geroscience is a field that aims to understand the relationship between aging and age-related disease. Geroscientists and their supporters believe that this relationship is the key to finding new ways to prevent, slow, and cure the diseases that disproportionately impact us as we grow older. Scientists now generally agree that aging—and the disease and dysfunction

Do We Have to Age the Way We Age? Dan Perry Takes This Question to the TEDMED Stage

Date: October 1st, 2012

TEDMED is most known for its annual conference--a medical spin-off from the TED conference where people come to share big ideas and foster new ones. But TEDMED is also a community of people who are all passionate about the future of health and medicine, but in amazingly different ways. At the TEDMED conference, leaders from countless backgrounds come together to share and explore. According to the TEDMED organizers, it’s the “only place where a Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist has a conversation

The Common Denominator: The Key to Extending Healthspan

Date: May 1st, 2012

Most people know what lifespan is—the average length of life of a species, often measured within a sub-population like “Americans” or “women.” Essentially—how long we live. But few have even heard of healthspan. defines it as the “period of one’s life during which one is generally healthy and free from serious disease.” Essentially—how long we live in good health. But a search of many of the other leading on-line dictionaries for healthspan, including Merriam-Webster and The Free Dictionary, returned “word

Super Agers: Sharing Their Secrets

Date: May 1st, 2011

A new website from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University——highlights the findings from more than a decade of aging research and features some of the centenarians that shared their secrets, and their DNA, for this seminal project. helps us understand the current state of aging science, the genetics of aging, and the tremendous potential for useful aging interventions. It also lets us hear the personal stories of individuals who are living longer and loving it. Their Inspiring Stories More than