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September 12th, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, these drugs could be “transformative” […]

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, healthy aging, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, senescent cells, senolytic drugs


August 23rd, 2017

Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Mayo Clinic researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells – the cells associated with aging and age-related disease – and bone loss in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength. The findings appear online in Nature Medicine. Low bone mass and osteoporosis are estimated to be a major […]

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Tags: aging, bone, bone loss, bone mass, bone strength, Dr. James Kirkland, Dr. Sundeep Khosla, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, osteoporosis


June 21st, 2017

Cellular Senescence Research Highlighted at World Science Festival

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Mayo Clinic’s aging research was among the featured topics at the 10th annual World Science Festival in New York earlier this month. James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, shared details about cell senescence breakthroughs and next steps in the field during a 90-minute session called “Engineering Immortality?” […]

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Tags: aging, Center on Aging, Dr. Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, research, world science festival


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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Tags: aging research, cell senescence, Kogod Center on Aging, measles, Nature


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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Tags: aging research, Kogod Center on Aging, successful aging


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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Tags: age related disease, aging research, genetics of aging, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, successful aging


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


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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Tags: aging, conference, Kogod Center on Aging


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