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...

High Fat Diet Extends Longevity and Healthspan

High Fat Diet Extends Longevity and Healthspan

As more people age well past their 70s, researchers have increasingly explored the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent mouse study at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sheds revealed that a high-fat, or ketogenic, diet not only...

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