Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:24:04 AM
In a recent competition organised by the biotech company KNUDRA TRANSGENICS three members of the IHA were awarded prizes to make custom transgenic animals.
Second prize $3000 to Nuria Vergara to develop the project "Can human FOXO3a replace DAF-16 to promote longevity in C. elegans?" using CRSPR technology.
Third prize £1500 to Jennifer Tullet to investigate "How do translational errors affect longevity and health in C. elegans?"
Sixth prize $500 to Lamia Mestek to expand our knowledge in "Understanding the role of DAF-16 transcription factor in longevity"
The results of the competition can be checked in the following link: http://knudragrants.knudra.com/?page_id=39
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:10:57 AM
The Wellcome Trust’s online publication, Mosaic, have released a new video ‘Until’, an exploration of ageing which asks the question, ‘how long would you like to live?’. The video includes interviews with leading ageing scientists (including the IHA's David Gems and Linda Partridge), transhumanists, elderly people and the young children and asks them when they think would be an appropriate time to die, if they had the choice. It also explores the possibilities and realities of extended lifespans in the future. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/BsUZHyh4n-c More...
Published: Aug 6, 2014 11:44:15 AM
Professor Dame Linda Partridge works on the biology of ageing. Her research is directed to understanding both how the rate of ageing evolves in nature and the mechanisms by which healthy lifespan can be extended in laboratory model organisms. Her work has focussed in particular on the role of nutrient-sensing pathways, such as the insulin/insulin-like growth factor signalling pathway, and on dietary restriction. Her current work is directed to developing pharmacological treatments that ameliorate the human ageing process to produce a broad-spectrum improvement in health during ageing.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including giving the Royal Society Croonian Lecture in 2009 and a DBE for Services to Science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the Director of the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing, as well as founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne.
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