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2013-10-30 10:43:03

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has chosen two leading aging researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to chair panels at the first symposium on "geroscience"—the study of how aging influences the onset of chronic diseases. Aging is a major risk factor for major chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Understanding the biological processes that underlie aging could lead to new ways of treating or even preventing...

2013-09-09 12:27:23

Alliance for Aging Research releases short film that teaches the signs of sepsis and the importance of acting quickly to save patients and loved ones from this deadly disease WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year more than one million Americans develop sepsis--a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection. Anyone can get sepsis but two-thirds of all cases occur in people over the...

2013-08-12 12:26:55

Alliance for Aging Research Announces that Dr. David Wise from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will Receive Award for Innovative Research on Healthy Aging WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Aging Research and MetLife Foundation announced the winner of the third annual MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, David Wise, PhD, was selected in honor of his...

2012-02-08 00:30:00

The Alliance for Aging Research, http://www.agingresearch.org, today applauded the Obama Administration for reprogramming $50 million from the current budget to Alzheimer´s disease and pledging an additional $80 million for Alzheimer´s research in the next budget cycle. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 The Alliance for Aging Research, http://www.agingresearch.org, today applauded the Obama Administration for reprogramming $50 million from the current budget to...

2012-01-04 07:45:00

Analysis of Available Biomarkers Will Guide FDA and Industry in Design of Clinical Trials to Speed Search for Disease-Modifying Treatments WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of thought leaders in Alzheimer's disease says the science is solid and the time has come for more widespread use of biomarkers in Alzheimer disease (AD) clinical trials, to speed the identification of effective disease-modifying treatments for this incurable disorder. Recommendations by the...

2011-12-22 01:00:00

A new survey by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Alliance for Aging Research finds that a majority (62%) of Americans oppose decisions by the government or health insurance plans where prescription drugs or medical or surgical treatments are not paid for because the payors determine that the benefits do not justify the cost. The exception is if thereâs evidence that something else works equally well but costs less. A majority (64%) of Americans believe the government...

2011-11-10 20:30:00

Sue Peschin will join the Alliance for Aging Research beginning January 2012, it was announced by the Alliance today. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Sue Peschin, a leading advocate for public policies supporting Alzheimerâs disease research and services for affected families, will join the Alliance for Aging Research beginning January 2012, it was announced by the Alliance today. Ms. Peschin will serve the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research as Chief Operating...

2011-10-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans ages 40 and older must be better educated about the risk factors for glaucoma, the silent nature of the condition, and its potentially serious outcomes, according to a new declaration issued by the Glaucoma Working Group, a panel of experts including The Glaucoma Foundation, the Alliance for Aging Research and leading ophthalmologists, in partnership with Merck. To achieve this goal, the Group encourages aging Americans to TAKE on Glaucoma...

2011-09-29 13:00:00

Pocket films, directed by David Shenk and narrated by David Hyde Pierce, aim to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Developed by the Alliance for Aging Research, these films are available in multiple languages and available for free use. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Experts warn that Alzheimerâs disease will reach epidemic proportions by mid-century. Already, more than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimerâs. If a cure is not found, this...

2011-08-31 13:50:00

Alzheimer's disease will reach epidemic proportions by mid-century, if a cure is not found. The Alliance for Aging Research has developed "pocket" films in multiple languages help raise awareness about the disease, a critical first step in finding a cure. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Experts warn that Alzheimerâs disease will reach epidemic proportions by mid-century. Already, more than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimerâs. If a cure is not...