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Congratulations to Dr Adam Dobson on his paper in Cell Reports

Congratulatsions to Adam Dobson and Nazif Alic whose paper, "Nutritional Programming of Lifespan by FOXO Inhibition on Sugar-Rich Diets," has just been published in Cell Reports. Their study shows that a history of feeding on a high sugar-diet shortens lifespan and changes gene expression. These changes appear to be mediated by FoxO/Daf16 in both flies and worms More...

Published: Jan 11, 2017 10:42:21 AM

Welcome to Matías Fuentealba

The IHA extends a warm welcome to Matías Fuentealba who joins Linda Partridge’s group this week as a PhD student. Matias recently completed his Masters in Biological Sciences at the Universidad de Chile, where his work comprised a “study of the energetics and structural characteristics of NAD and NADP binding sites through statistical potentials.” Welcome to London Matías!
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Published: Jan 10, 2017 11:44:35 AM

David Gems on BBC Radio 4 "Archive on 4"

On Saturday, November 26 2016 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a 1 hr programme entitled "Logan's Run and Intergenerational War", presented by Ed Howker, with extensive contributions from IHA Co-Director Professor David Gems. The programme included in depth discussion of the impact of the ageing of populations, and the prospects for treatments for ageing to improve late-life health. Among other contributors to the programme were former Universities and Science minister David Willetts and the actress Jenny Agutter.

The programme is available for a short period via the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083j672#play
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Published: Nov 30, 2016 12:53:17 PM

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For general enquiries please contact Michael Wright, tel +44 (0)20 7679 4380. Internal ext. 34380.

Mailing address:

Institute of Healthy Ageing
Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment
University College London
Darwin Building
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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Research Environment

The Institute of Healthy Ageing is situated within University College London's main campus on Gower Street and forms part of the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. This is the ideal location for an interdisciplinary institute, given our close proximity to a wide range of research institutes and hospitals in which ageing-related work is carried out; these include the UCL Institute of Neurology, the UCL Institute of Child Health, the London School of Pharmacy, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College Hospital.

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