Posts connected to "Aging Research"

January 28, 2019

Chairman’s Blog: Trends in Aging

James “Jim” G. Scott, Chair, Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors. Health care in 2019 will no doubt be…
May 23, 2018

GeroScience Interest Group Hosts Spring Seminar

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) hosted its spring seminar on Wednesday, June 6, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.,…
September 12, 2017

The Rally for Medical Research Comes to Washington, D.C., September 14

This Thursday, September 14, the Rally for Medical Research brings thousands of Americans of Washington, D.C., to urge policymakers to make funding for medical research a national priority. 
July 21, 2017

GeroScience Interest Group Hosts Summer Seminar

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) hosted its summer seminar on Thursday, July 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., on the NIH Campus (Building 49, Room 1A51/1A59). The seminar, titled "Hematopoietic Stem Cells Aging - Mechanisms, Consequences and Interventions," featured Dr. Emmanuelle Passegué of the Columbia University Medical Center.
February 14, 2017

GeroScience Interest Group Hosts Winter Seminar

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) held its winter seminar, titled "Bone Marrow Aging and the PTH Receptor: A Model of Integrative Physiology," on Wednesday, February 1.  
November 2, 2016

GeroScience Interest Group Kicks off Seminar Series

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) will launch its 2016-2017 GSIG seminar series this Thursday at the NIH campus. The first GSIG seminar, titled “From the Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine: A Journey to Advance Human Health,” will be led by Dr. Eric Green, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).  
August 9, 2016

The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part IV

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part IV chronicles the Alliance's activities from the mid-1990s to present day.
August 3, 2016

The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part III

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part III chronicles the Alliance's first steps in making an impact as an organization.
July 27, 2016

The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part II

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part II explores the beginning of the organization.
July 20, 2016

The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part I

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part I explores the inspiration behind our creation in 1986.
July 8, 2016

Celebrating Centenarians and Studying Longevity

This week a couple of interesting news stories focused on the lives of two centenarians caught our attention. While we look at the accomplishments of our featured centenarians, we also delve more into why some people live longer.
April 15, 2016

An Update on the 2016 Advances in Geroscience Science Summit

Learn more about the Disease Drivers in Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit that was held in New York City on April 13 and 14.
April 6, 2016

NIA’s Dr. Felipe Sierra on This Month’s Geroscience Summit in NYC

The National Institute on Aging's Dr. Felipe Sierra talks about this month's Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit in New York City.
January 25, 2016

In Memory of James E. Birren, Ph.D.

The Alliance recognizes the enduring legacy of James E. Birren, Ph.D., who passed away at age 97 this month.
May 15, 2015

Elie Metchnikoff: Gerontology Pioneer

Today we recognize the 170th anniversary of Elie Metchnikoff, who is considered to be the founder of gerontology. 
December 10, 2014

Geroscience and the Links Between Aging and Chronic Disease

The journal Cell recently published an article titled “Geroscience: Linking Aging to Chronic Disease.” It was authored by some of the leading lights in the field of geroscience.
October 30, 2014

Letter to President Obama: More Funding Needed for Aging Research at NIH

The Friends of the National Institute on Aging has sent a letter to President Obama requesting an increase of $500 million to support biomedical, behavioral and social sciences aging research efforts at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2016.
September 3, 2014

Rally for Medical Research Is September 18

We wanted to share news about an important event taking place on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2014.
June 9, 2014

Capitol Hill Briefings Lend Insights into Aging Research at the NIA

The Friends of the NIA, a coalition led by the Alliance for Aging Research, hosted two briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on the National Institute on Aging and its aging research efforts.
May 15, 2014

NIH Geroscience Conference Recommendations and Summaries Now Available

The NIH anounced it has released recommendations and summaries from the Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease summit.
September 26, 2012

David Stipp and the Transformative Promise of Aging Science

David Stipp is a prominent science writer who has focused on medicine, science, and aging for decades for publications like The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Slate, Science, and more. The Alliance for Aging Research was very fortunate to have Stipp author a whitepaper--The Transformative Promise of Aging Science--to help launch our Healthspan Campaign earlier this year.
December 14, 2011

Breakthroughs in Understanding Diseases of Aging Earn Top Honors

This November, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) released its “Top Ten Medical Innovations” list for 2011, and five of those top ten show great promise for diseases of aging,
November 15, 2011

Age Reversal In Human Cells Points Way to Treatments

A story from the Agence France-Press wire service documents the strides being taken toward greater understanding of the aging process. The AFP highlighted a new technique out of France by which “cells from elderly donors can be rejuvenated as stem cells, erasing the ravages of age and showing that aging is reversible.”
October 13, 2011

And Naked Came the Mole Rat

Here at the Alliance for Aging Research we are huge fans of the African naked mole rat. Now, why would anyone love a 4-inch squinty-eyed hairless wrinkled rodent with buck teeth?