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Linda Partridge and the IHA feature interview with Time Out London

Professor Linda Partridge was recently interviewed by Time Out London and features in today's issue ('Rad Scientists', Time Out, 20/09/2016). You can read the article via our Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/UCLInstituteofHealthyAgeing/
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Published: Sep 20, 2016 11:43:25 AM

Congratulations to Dr Teresa Niccoli on her paper in Current Biology

Congratulations to Dr Teresa Niccoli whose paper "Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Ab Toxicity in Drosophila" has just been published in Current Biology by Cell Press. More...

Published: Aug 17, 2016 3:05:35 PM

ARUK funded post-doc position available at the IHA

The Institute of Healthy Ageing is currently seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on the following ARUK-funded project.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating, mid-life, neurodegenerative disorders for which no cure is currently available. Large expansions of a hexanucleotide GGGGCC-repeat in the first intron of the C9orf72 gene is the most common genetic cause of both ALS and FTD. We recently developed novel Drosophila models of C9orf72 repeat-induced neurodegeneration (Mizielinska et al Science 2014, 345:1192-1194).

This 3-year post-doctoral position will build on this work by investigating disease mechanisms in a range of C9orf72 fly lines using several approaches including genome-wide transcriptomic and translational analyses in both flies and iPSC-neurons. You will work as part of a collaborative team of investigators in the excellent and supportive scientific research community of UCL.

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance by Alzheimer’s Research UK and is available from October 2016.

For full information and to apply please visit the UCL website at https://goo.gl/E5vk8j
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Published: Aug 11, 2016 2:27:25 PM

Dr Jennifer Regan: Immunity, Ageing and Gender – Why is Life Deadlier for the Male? March 22nd

19 March 2013

Chemistry Auditorium, University College London

Friday March 22 at 6.30pm

IOP Institute of Physics present: Why is Life Deadlier for the Male?

Women usually outlive men. Dr Jennifer Regan will try to explain this in her lecture Immunity, Ageing and Gender – Why is Life Deadlier for the Male?

Dr Regan will explain how and why we study ageing. She will discuss the evolution of ageing and lifespan – particularly sex differences in lifespan and why they might have evolved. She will discuss the differences in immune responses in men and women and how they might contribute to greater female longevity.

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