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The promise of Metformin highlights the need for precision medicine

Metformin became a “darling” of research on aging when medical records revealed that people with diabetes taking the drug often lived longer, healthier lives.
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Old Dogs, New Tricks: New Roles for FGF21, a Well-Known Metabolic Molecule

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Mitochondrial Ubiquinol Oxidation: Could this be the answer to stop tumor growth in its path?

Understanding the role mitochondrial metabolism in tumor growth.
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Making Research Fair and Equitable

Read up on racial disparities in clinical trials and steps we can take to make sure that gains in healthspan are shared equally.
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Healthcare Around the World: Costs, Covid, and Comparisons

How do different healthcare systems respond to pandemic? Here is a summary of the real-world experiment that has been happening over the past year.
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A Shot Towards Ending a Pandemic: Vaccines Explained

Get science-based answers to common vaccine questions from our Dominican students,
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COVID-19: The Past, Present and Future of Pandemics

Get some great context for the COVID-19 pandemic by reading up on the history of pandemics
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Preventing Pathogen Passage: Taking Precautions Against a Pandemic

Read about the science behind stopping COVID-19 spread
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The 8th Wonder of the World: Saving Lives

Here's part 2 of our deep dive on vaccine science.
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Upcoming events at the Buck

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Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.

#Exercise in the morning or evening? The timing has different effects in an organ-specific manner – at least in mice. Published in @Cell_Metabolism, researchers offer the Atlas of Exercise Metabolism as a guide for future studies. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/940181

We’re looking forward to hearing our CEO @ericverdin speak at @Columbiamsph's Centennial Events on January 26 @ 4:30pm EST. Virtual Webinar ➡️ Longevity Research and the Clinic: the geroscience hypothesis. Sign up for free at http://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/public-health-now/events/centennial-events

Researchers @IcahnMountSinai analyzed the genetic activity of thousands of human microglia, the brain’s immune cells. Findings @NatureGenet support link between those cells and some cases of #Alzheimers and #Parkinsons. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/938926

Inflammatory markers for #Alzheimers are conspicuous at early stages, based on a study of cerebrospinal fluid from more than 1,000 older adults. Good news from @NeuroCellPress: some of the markers seem to be involved in damage control. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/939916

#Obesity increases the risk for #cancer. Why? Study @NatureComms shows that lipids associated with obesity make cancer cells more aggressive and likely to form tumors. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/939783