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Lunch and Learn May 20: ‘Talking to loved ones about aging’

May. 7, 2015—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a Lunch and Learn on May 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 437.

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Aging insights from budding yeast

Apr. 2, 2015—The proteins that control entry and exit from the cell nucleus influence aging, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Lunch and Learn: ‘Aging successfully’ Feb. 18

Feb. 6, 2015—Gretchen Geagan, a certified professional geriatric care manager and CEO of Life-Links Care Management and Advocacy, will provide tips on aging successfully Feb. 18.

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Inner ear keeps bones strong

Jan. 14, 2015—Alterations of the vestibular system - the part of our inner ear that controls balance - may contribute to bone loss related to both aging and space travel.

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Lunch and Learn on caring for aging loved ones Jan. 21

Jan. 13, 2015—The Vanderbilt Child & Family Center will host a Lunch and Learn Wednesday, Jan. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 437.

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Factor impacts bone toughness

Jun. 16, 2014—The factor ATF4 has a role in the toughness of bone and its resistance to fracture, suggesting new therapeutic targets.

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Nuclear shield against cell death

Aug. 8, 2013—The protein SARM appears to protect cells from inflammation-driven death by stabilizing the nuclear laminin scaffold.

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Cognitive complaints, Alzheimer’s risk studied

Aug. 1, 2013—A study of cognitive complaints in older adults showed that memory concerns from both the patient and an informant was most predictive of converting to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia within three years.

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‘Longevity’ gene aids kidney survival

Apr. 17, 2013—A gene associated with cell survival and longevity may protect the kidney from acute injury.

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Eye disorder’s genetic risk factors come into focus

Mar. 7, 2013—An international group of investigators has identified seven new genetic regions associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of blindness in older individuals.

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‘Longevity’ gene has role in bone loss

Dec. 6, 2012—A gene associated with long life participates in the normal regulation of bone remodeling and may have a role in bone loss associated with aging.

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Free seminar on reversing signs of aging Oct. 25

Oct. 18, 2012—A free seminar on skin care will be held Oct. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 1st Floor conference room. Dr. William Stebbins will present. There will be coupons, samples, giveaways and refreshments. Contact: Lisa Dunaway Lisa.dunaway@Vanderbilt.Edu

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