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  • You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here's why it matters

    Essentially, everyone has two ages: a chronological age, how old the calendar says you are, and a phenotypic or biological age, basically the age at which your body functions as it compares to average fitness or health levels. Levine and her team identified nine biomarkers taken in a simple blood test that seemed to be the most influential on lifespan. The biomarkers include blood sugar, kidney and liver measures, and immune and inflammatory measures. Levine plugs those numbers into the computer, and the algorithm does the rest. People with a biological age lower than their chronological age have a lower mortality risk, while those aging older from a biological standpoint have a higher mortality risk and are potentially more prone to developing the diseases associated with the higher age range.

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  • Yale center dedicated to research on older adults receives renewed funding

    For the fifth consecutive time, the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) has been renewed for funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Center is one of only two such programs nationwide to receive continuous NIA support since it was first funded in 1992, marking more than 25 years of excellence in geriatrics and aging research under the leadership of Geriatrics Section Chief Dr. Mary Tinetti, Dr. Thomas Gill, and Dr. Terri Fried.

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  • Dr. Gerald Shulman wins American Diabetes Association’s highest honor

    Dr. Gerald I. Shulman of the Yale School of Medicine has won the 2018 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Shulman will be recognized for this honor and deliver his Banting Medal Lecture, “Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Obesity, Lipodystrophy and Type 2 Diabetes,” at the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, June 22-26.

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  • Happy 20th Anniversary, WHRY!

    In recognition of Women's Health Research at Yale's 20th anniversary, the center’s many supporters, scientists, students, and mentees offered their thoughts and feelings about the last two decades and the change WHRY has made in leading us toward a healthier and happier future.

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