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The Science of Aging

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

September 23, 2022 The John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD Memorial Symposium

John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, former director of the Institute on Aging and world-renowned neurodegenerative disease researcher, was remembered at a Memorial Symposium held in his honor at the University of Pennsylvania last week.  “First and foremost, I welcome all of you. I know many of you have come a long way – some from […] Continue reading The John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD Memorial Symposium

August 19, 2022 Using a Combination Approach to Identify Gene Responsible for Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Over the last decade, genomics studies in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have identified approximately 90 areas of the genome associated with risk for PD. However, very few of those areas have been investigated in a way that confirms what genes, proteins, or biological pathways are involved and how they can be targeted therapeutically.  To address this, […] Continue reading Using a Combination Approach to Identify Gene Responsible for Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

August 10, 2022 Penn at AAIC 2022: Heterogeneity in ADRD and more

Leading researchers, clinicians, and community organizations from around the world gathered last week at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) to showcase the latest advances in dementia-related research and care. Among them were many Penn affiliates, including IOA Co-Directors, David A. Wolk, MD and Eddie Lee, MD, PhD, as well as other Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Researcher Center (Penn ADRC) […] Continue reading Penn at AAIC 2022: Heterogeneity in ADRD and more

July 7, 2022 Penn Researcher develops “SAFE” Method: Novel technique to monitor changes in living cells and tissues

A novel technique developed by Jina Ko, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, will change the way researchers can monitor changes in living cells and tissues. Until now, researchers have been limited to adding a small number of markers due to spectral overlaps in […] Continue reading Penn Researcher develops “SAFE” Method: Novel technique to monitor changes in living cells and tissues

June 2, 2022 “Clinical and Pathological Studies of the Oldest-Old” Claudia Kawas, MD discusses 90+ Study

Dr. Claudia Kawas, MD, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine recently visited the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania for a Visiting Scholars Series lecture on “Clinical and Pathological Studies of the Oldest-Old.” Dr. Kawas’ work focuses on the “oldest-old” — those over the age of 90. “We’ve added 28 […] Continue reading “Clinical and Pathological Studies of the Oldest-Old” Claudia Kawas, MD discusses 90+ Study

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