Monthly Archives: January 2014

[GRG] CIRM Funds Center of Excellence at $40 Million for Stem-Cells Combined with Genomics

To Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group: I helped to write a portion of the UCLA proposal on the intersection of genomics and stem cells two years ago, but I guess it fell in the wrong … Continue reading

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[GRG] OffTopic: The Great Scientism Debate

To Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group:For those who like to think deep philosophical thoughts, here is a pseudo-religious debate between Steven Pinker (Harvard Psychologist and consummate academician) and Austin Hughes, as to the boundaries of … Continue reading

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[GRG] NewAbs: Rx: Fisetin Used for Mouse Model of AD

Vint: Is Ray keeping you up-to-date on AD? Else let me know. — Steve Coles “Natural Plant Compound Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice” Fisetin reduces (Right) astrocytic reactivity in the brains of Alzheimer’s Disease mice. Scale bar: 10 microns. (Credit: … Continue reading

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[GRG] UCLA Conference on Friday Feb. 7th on Genomics

To Local Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group:FYI…

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[GRG] Ugly Book Cover

Dave: Spanish painter Goya’s “Saturn devouring his son” is apparently famous in art history circles… — Steve Coles Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. According to the traditional interpretation, it … Continue reading

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[GRG] mTOR Pathway by Harvard Professor Next Thursday at UCLA

To Local Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group:FYI.

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Re: [GRG] Brain Death = Death ? Editorial

Robert: Thank you for this cost-of-a-life data (in our capitalist society).  I have worked in many hospitals in and out of California but was never was aware of the $250K cap (once a death has occurred, but not before), since … Continue reading

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