Archive for Affiliate News 2015

12/3/2015 – When It Pays to File Early for Social Security

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Filing for social security while your benefit is still growing sometimes makes sense. In deciding when to take Social Security, later is almost always better than sooner, and for good reason. A team including Stanford researchers John Shoven (SCL Faculty Leader) and Gopi Shah Goda (SCL Faculty Advisor) published a paper in 2015 concluding that […]

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10/16/2015 – How our decisions change with age

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One thing we don’t need science to prove: nobody over 40 will ever understand the decision-making process of a teenager. The reason comes down to more than just lack of intelligence or experience on the part of the teenager. The juvenile brain is fundamentally different from older brains, and those differences show up in the […]

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9/30/2015 – Tension helps heart cells develop normally in the lab, according to Stanford engineers

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Stanford researcher and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Beth Pruitt, and Alexandre Ribeiro have discovered that a heart cell matured from stem cells in the lab looks and behaves like a normal adult heart cell when grown in a long, thin shape and on a surface that provides some tension. Read the full article at […]

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9/15/2015 – Jeffrey Pfeffer: What Most People Don’t Know About Leadership

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Forbes’ Dan Schawbel spoke to Jeffrey Pfeffer about the new relationship relationship between employees and their leaders, the most common misconceptions around leadership, why you should think twice about trusting leadership experts, if leaders are born or made and how to fix workplaces and careers. Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational […]

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7/31/2015 – Women and Alzheimer’s

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Michael Greicius, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of neurology and, by courtesy, of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center on Longevity. BeWell spoke with Dr. Greicius about Alzheimer’s disease — more commonly diagnosed in women than in men — to learn […]

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7/29/2015 – NIH funds new Alzheimer’s Research Center at School of Medicine

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Recently, the National Institute of Health (NIH) gave Stanford the final notice of a $7.3 million award to fund an Alzheimer’s Research Center, one of more than two dozen centers that have been established and funded by the NIH as part of an attempt to advance research about Alzheimer’s disease. “We have some of the […]

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7/15/2015 – Stanford-based Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be launched

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A new Stanford-based center will receive nearly $7.3 million in funding over a five-year period to conduct interdisciplinary research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The center will help scientists conduct interdisciplinary research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well as on related disorders. Victor Henderson, MD, professor of health research and policy and of […]

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5/20/2015 – When it comes to prevention, diet and exercise are key

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This Monday was the sixth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum, hosted by Stanford’s Women and Sex Differences in Medicine center (WSDM). The forum focused on prevention, and the keynote, delivered by Marcia Stefanick, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and WSDM director, highlighted physical activity and weight management as the key preventative actions for women to take.  […]

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4/29/2015 – Perseverance key to children’s intellectual growth, Stanford scholar says

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Passion, dedication and persistence count the most when children are cultivating their intelligence and talents, a Stanford scholar says. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate, said that when children are praised for the process they engage in – hard work, strategies, focus, persistence – they become better learners. Read […]

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4/22/2015 – We Need a Role Reversal in the Conversation on Dying

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In most doctor-patient conversations, the doctor leads the way. But when it comes to planning for the end of life, we need a role reversal. The patient — you — may have to take the lead in conducting end-of-life conversations. While this may seem surprising, remember that dying is essentially a social and intimate family […]

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