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2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

June 10, 2019

Now in its fifth year, the d.health Summit will address the non-medical factors the affect health, such as economic security, education, physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access to care.

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‘Selfish’ genetics amplify inflammation, age-related diseases

‘Selfish’ genetics amplify inflammation, age-related diseases

March 14, 2019

Research from Rochester biologists shows that a class of genomic parasites may cause more harm than previously thought, triggering inflammation that causes age-related diseases.

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Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

February 27, 2019

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain’s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins, reinforcing the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Why do naked mole rats live long, cancer-free lives?

Why do naked mole rats live long, cancer-free lives?

February 6, 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.

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Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

Muscle stem cells may be key to staying strong as we age

June 6, 2017

Medical Center researchers have discovered that the loss of muscle stem cells, and not the loss of motor neurons, is the main driving force behind muscle decline in mice.

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d.health Summit showcases innovative approaches to aging

d.health Summit showcases innovative approaches to aging

May 8, 2017

Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. To address this challenge, the University’s third annual d.health Summit will convene thought leaders across health care, finance, technology, and policy.

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Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

March 3, 2017

There are many examples of DNA damage being associated with aging, but never has a reduction in DNA damage been shown to extend lifespan. Rochester research has made this connection, and identified an enzyme that can be targeted to reduce that damage.

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d.health Summit 2017 focuses on the future of aging

d.health Summit 2017 focuses on the future of aging

January 9, 2017

Underpinning this year’s theme are a selection of topics that discuss the future of medicine, technology, and healthcare policy as they relate to aging Americans. This national forum will be held at The New York Academy of Sciences, at the World Trade Center in New York City.

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Protein found that initiates DNA repair

Protein found that initiates DNA repair

September 8, 2016

Researchers who specialize in the study of aging have identified a protein that may serve as a first responder, activating a “longevity gene” known as sirtuin 6 and setting in motion a cascade of molecular first responders to repair damaged DNA.

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Connections: Science Roundtable

Connections: Science Roundtable

October 6, 2014

We check in with the research world’s biggest star, the naked mole rat. What are we learning about the science of aging, and curing disease?

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