New FY 09 – 10 Annual Report
The challenges and opportunities of an older America are coming to bear quickly. Redesigning Long Life, our FY 09 – 10 annual report, describes the Center on Longevity’s work convening experts and launching research to prepare the young and old for an increasingly aging society.
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Grant awards – SCL Deputy Director Tom Rando
The Center’s Deputy Director Tom Rando was awarded two important grant awards in February 2011. The first, from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, is a $5 million grant to launch a new center on the biology of aging, focusing on the basic mechanisms regulating tissue and organismal aging. Rando will serve as the director of the new center. The second, from the National Institutes of Health, is a National Institute of Aging program project grant, totaling $7.5 million over 5 years, in support of research on the aging of stem cells.
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Center on Longevity Conference Leads to Special Issue of Brain Research
In January of 2010, the Center on Longevity hosted a conference on the “Window of Opportunity” for the use of estrogen hormone therapy and its potential connection to protection from dementia risk. The results of that conference have now been captured in a special issue of the journal Brain Research.
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