OFAS Will Lead Their First Jane’s Walk

OFAS Will Lead Their First Jane’s Walk

The Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science is excited to announce that we will be leading our first Jane’s Walk in New York City this year. For those who do not know, Jane’s Walk is an event inspired by Jane Jacobs, an activist who greatly influenced...

How Mindfulness Protects You as You Get Older

How Mindfulness Protects You as You Get Older

In our minds, old age is often associated with negative outcomes, such as a decline in physical health, but research consistently finds that older adults tend to experience more positive emotion than their younger counterparts. In this study, older adults reported...

Can Drugs Delay the Onset of Age-Related Diseases?

Can Drugs Delay the Onset of Age-Related Diseases?

Over the past ten years, understanding of the physiological changes that occur as people age has greatly improved. Common mechanisms seem to support several age-related diseases, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. A review of more than 400...

2017 OFAS Report of Directors

2017 OFAS Report of Directors

As we begin the new year, we at the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science (OFAS) are reminded of how grateful we are for our friends around the globe. We are pleased with the advances in our research this past year and for the success of our symposia...

MR Reduces the Effects of Kidney Injury

MR Reduces the Effects of Kidney Injury

Did you know that kidney disease is one of the major causes of early mortality, morbidity, and rising medical costs in the United States? Now, more than ever, it is crucial to find a way to delay or avoid this devastating disease. OFAS and other researchers have...

High Fat Diet Improves Healthspan and Memory

High Fat Diet Improves Healthspan and Memory

A recent study has demonstrated that a ketogenic diet significantly improved memory in aging mice and increased the animal’s chances of surviving to old age, opening up a new area of inquiry in aging research. Eating a ketogenic diet – which is high in fat and low in...

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