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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


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


November 3rd, 2011

Mayo Scores Two Hits in Nature Issue

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Mayo Clinic publishes its findings in the top journals, but it isn’t every week that we have two papers in a single issue of Nature. Mayo Drs. Jan van Deursen, Darren Baker and James Kirkland have what’s being called an important and significant paper in the field of cell senescence in the Letters section (that’s what […]

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June 18th, 2010

From Cells, to Mice to People – All Age

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The range of expertise at the Mayo/Kogod Aging Conference has been diverse. We’ve heard about cell senesence today. The term senescene is often used as a synonym for aging…a lack of activity or growth. In cell biology it means the loss of the ability to proliferate. It’s one result of cell damage, but not the […]

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June 18th, 2010

The Excitement of Aging

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“I’m not the man I was!” cried Scrooge, upon waking upon Christmas day. He was more right than he knew. According to experts on aging, you are, in essence, working with a different body. The genetics remain, but the aging body functions differently in almost every aspect. The combination of those functions can, if not […]

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June 11th, 2010

International Conference on Aging Research

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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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March 25th, 2010

Mayo Aging Research Conference Set

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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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August 19th, 2009

Jan van Duersen receives named professorship

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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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