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Items Tagged ‘aging’

March 20, 2017

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

By Megan Forliti 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, Kogod Center on Aging


August 3, 2016

Mayo Clinic Takes Medical Research to Kilimanjaro

By Robert Nellis Robert 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, physiology


January 19, 2016

Mayo Clinic and Others Call Aging into the Limelight

By Megan Forliti 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, James Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging


April 2, 2015

Quest for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments: Mitochondria Renders Clues

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

A research group led by Mayo Clinic neuroscientist Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D, has investigated whether treatment with a small molecule CP2 can prevent the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease  in three animal models of familial Alzheimer’s, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms of progressive cognitive decline in aging populations. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s in […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Eugenia Trushina, Huntington's disease, neurology


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