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The Science of Aging

Aging-related research and news from Penn's Institute on Aging (IOA)

May 5, 2022 “New discoveries in the preclinical phase of Alzheimer’s disease: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP study)” | The 2022 Cristofalo Annual Lectureship 

On Friday, April 29th the Institute on Aging hosted its Vincent J. Cristofalo Annual Lectureship, a tribute to Dr. Vincent Cristofalo, an expert in cellular aging, a cherished mentor, and the founder of the Center for the Study of Aging, now the Institute on Aging (IOA), at the University of Pennsylvania. The keynote speaker for 2022 was […] Continue reading “New discoveries in the preclinical phase of Alzheimer’s disease: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP study)” | The 2022 Cristofalo Annual Lectureship 

April 28, 2022 Digital Equity: A growing focus on Seniors 

Digital Equity is defined as “the condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy” (The National Digital Inclusion Alliance).  Since its emergence in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot and in many ways has required us to […] Continue reading Digital Equity: A growing focus on Seniors 

April 21, 2022 THE SCIENCE OF AGING SPRING 2022

Dissociation of tau pathology and neuronal hypometabolism within the ATN framework of Alzheimer’s disease Meet the IOA Co-Directors // A Q&A with David A. Wolk, MD and Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Aphasia Looking at the link between inflammation and depression in older adults Mapping the path of Alzheimer’s disease Dissociation […] Continue reading THE SCIENCE OF AGING SPRING 2022

April 20, 2022 A Q&A with IOA Co-Directors David A. Wolk, MD and Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

David A. Wolk, MD, and Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD, have been named Co-Directors of the Institute on Aging, succeeding Dr. John Q. Trojanowski. Dr. Wolk, who serves as director of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (PADRC) and co-director of the Penn Memory Center, is Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of […] Continue reading A Q&A with IOA Co-Directors David A. Wolk, MD and Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

March 28, 2022 Looking at the Role of TREM2 in Neurodegeneration and Cancer

The Institute on Aging recently hosted a Visiting Scholars Series lecture featuring Marco Colonna, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University at St. Louis.  Dr. Colonna discussed TREM2 (triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2) – a gene responsible for cell activation – and its role in two common aging-related conditions, neurodegeneration and […] Continue reading Looking at the Role of TREM2 in Neurodegeneration and Cancer

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