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
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!
Published: Jan 10, 2017 11:44:35 AM
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
Published: Nov 30, 2016 12:53:17 PM
Aims of the Partridge Lab
The aim of our research is to discover genes and
mechanisms that determine the rate of ageing. We collaborate with
other laboratories to determine if these processes show evolutionary
conservation. Most of our work is conducted with the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster through comparison with C.elegans and then with the mouse.
Our work focuses particularly on the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway, dietary restriction and resistance to stress. We are interested also in the physiological mechanisms that force organisms to make trade-offs, such as that between high nutrient intake and high reproductive rate, on one hand and slow ageing on the other.
Our work is financed by the Wellcome Trust, the European Commission, ERC, MRC, Alzheimer's Research UK, Parkinsons' UK, The Glenn Foundation, Age UK and the Max Planck Institute.
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