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March 20th, 2017

Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., receives Director’s Award

By Megan Forliti mforliti

The Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging is pleased to announce that Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., has received the 2016 Director’s Award for his work as a researcher and program director of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) program. The Director’s Award is presented to investigators who show achievement in the following […]

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Tags: aging, awards, Director's Award, Dr. Nathan LeBrasseur, Kogod Center on Aging

August 3rd, 2016

Mayo Clinic Takes Medical Research to Kilimanjaro

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The core group of Mayo Clinic researchers that moved their lab to the base camp at Mount Everest to study heart disease and aging are at it again, this time in Africa. Along with a party of nearly 35, they will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, obtaining scientific data from the climbers along the way. Led by […]

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Tags: aging, altitude sickness, Amine Issa, Bruce Johnson, Kilimanjaro, physiology, research

January 19th, 2016

Mayo Clinic and Others Call Aging into the Limelight

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Aging: It’s a topic that impacts each and every one of us. It’s the single greatest risk factor for most chronic diseases, which account for the majority of morbidity and health care expenditures in developed nations. In a recently released book, “Aging: The Longevity Dividend,” experts in the field explore the topic and concurrent research […]

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Tags: aging, Center on Aging, Dr. James Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, research

December 22nd, 2011

Mayo Research Teams Highlighted in Science


Science, the general research journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has highlighted three Mayo Clinic research teams in its year-end issue, out today online. The editors chose Mayo’s recently published discovery on ridding the body of scenesent cells and its impact on aging – Baker et al. Nature 2011 […]

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Tags: aging, aging research, biomedical research, cell s, measles, measles virus, medical research, research awards, Science, stem cells, virology

December 29th, 2010

Healthy Tech Help Down the Road


This week’s science section of the Times seems even more bountiful than usual. One article noted that we are gaining roughly a year of life for every year we are alive and healthy, but cautioned that we are probably going to live that extra year and more enduring some kind of debilitating illness. That should […]

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Tags: aging, disabilities

June 11th, 2010

International Conference on Aging Research


Despite the graying of the Boomers, one medical specialty you don’t hear much about is geriatrics. In fact, there are only about 7,500 geriatricians in the U.S. – 9,000, if you include geriatric psychiatrists.  It’s considered a minor specialty when you figure there are over 815,000 practicing physicians in the country. So why aren’t we […]

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Tags: aging, Baby Boomers, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, research conference

March 25th, 2010

Mayo Aging Research Conference Set


International experts on the aging process will be converging on a small river town in Minnesota this  summer. From the Netherlands and the UK, from Harvard Square and San Antonio they will come to Red Wing to share recent findings on why and how we age. The First Annual Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod […]

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Tags: aging, conference, Kogod Center on Aging

August 19th, 2009

Jan van Duersen receives named professorship


Nicholas Wade’s excellent article on the science of aging in the Times this week made me think about the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging here at Mayo and its director, James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D. One of the major researchers in the Center is Jan van Deursen, Ph.D., who is trying to discover  — […]

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Tags: aging, cancer, Kogod Center on Aging

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