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1/21/2015 – Aging research: Blood to blood

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By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans. Read the full article at Nature.

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9/23/2014 – Exercise and your brain

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Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, who studies stem cells in muscle and longevity, and Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, who studies the immune system’s impact on the brain, were awarded an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to study the slew of molecules that muscles release and how they help muscle cells communicate with other cells. Thomas Rando is […]

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5/7/2014 – Infusion of young blood recharges brains of old mice, study finds

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In a study, published online May 4 in Nature Medicine, researchers used sophisticated techniques to pin down numerous important molecular, neuroanatomical and neurophysiological changes in the brains of old mice that shared the blood of young mice. But they also conducted a critical experiment that was far from sophisticated, said Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, the senior […]

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5/4/2014 – Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging

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Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. Read the full article at The New York […]

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10/3/2013 – $17 million in NIH support earned by eight researchers

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Eight Stanford University scientists have received more than $17 million from the National Institutes of Health that will enable them to pursue innovative research in biomedicine. Among the recipients are Center on Longevity deputy director Thomas Rando, MD, and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Tony Wyss-Coray. Read more at Stanford School of Medicine.

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6/27/2013 – Scientists discern signatures of old versus young stem cells

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In a study published June 27 in Cell Reports, a team led by Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, chief of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System’s neurology service and Deputy Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, has identified characteristic differences in “histone signatures” between stem cells from the muscles of […]

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5/13/2013 – Med School study develops models to further muscular dystrophy research

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Researchers in the School of Medicine recently published a study detailing the development of mouse models that use luciferase, the gene that makes fireflies glow, to follow the progression of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy through noninvasive imaging of the luminescent decaying muscle cells. The researchers, who worked in the lab of Professor of Neurology and Neurological […]

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