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JHU OAIC- sponsored Symposia at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America

The Aging Renin-Angiotensin System and the Potential for Intervention
11/17/2012, 8 am to 9:30 am
Jeremy Walston – Chair
Peter Abadir – Co-chair
Kevin High – Discussant
Peter Abadir:  Regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis with Losartan in the heart of 150 wks old aged mice.

Tyesha Burks:  Age-dependent Effects of Angiotensin II Type I Receptor Blockade on Disuse Atrophy.

Ashwin Akki: Losartan Improves Aging-Associated Decline in Myocardial Energy Metabolism.

Sevil Yasar: The Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) and Physical Function.

The IL-10-/- Frail Mouse as a Model for Age-Related Disease States
11/16/2012, 8 am to 9:30 am
Jeremy Walston – Chair
Laura Dugan – Discussant
W. Nguyen: Behavioral assessment of the IL-10-/- mouse model of frailty suggests impairments in emotional learning and anxiety response to environment.

Laura Dugan: Progressive increases in brain inflammatory superoxide predict region-specific deficits in critical inhibitory interneurons in IL-10-/- mice.

Ashwin Akki: Skeletal Muscle Creatine Kinase ATP Kinetics are Impaired in Frail Mice.

Gautam Sikka: IL10-/- Frail Mice Develop Cardiac and Vascular Dysfunction with Increased Age.

For more information, please click here to visit the Gerontological Society of America's 2012 Annual Meeting website

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Dr. Reyhan Westbrook, OAIC Postdoctoral Fellow, awarded 1st prize at the 7th Annual Research on Aging Showcase in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (More)

OAIC-led symposium presented at the 2014 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research in Barcelona (More)

OAIC Investigators identify multiple genetic loci significantly associated with inflammatory markers in older adults (More)

Dr. Walston receives 2013 Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging (More)

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Please click here to learn about our Pepper Scholars Program, a monthly collaborative initiative for supported investigators and all interested in ongoing aging research at the Johns Hopkins OAIC.

Please click here for more information about the Frailty Assessment Tool.

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