Asian black bears’ smart strategy for seasonal energy balance

A collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has discovered that daily energy balance of Asian black bears (Ursus thibetanus) exhibited seasonal change with a twin-peak pattern: up in spring, down to the lowest point in summer, and up again in autumn. From spring to summer, the energy balance…

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For restricted eaters, a place at the table but not the meal

ITHACA, N.Y. — Holiday celebrations often revolve around eating, but for those with food restrictions, that can produce an incongruous feeling when dining with friends and loved ones: loneliness. People with restricted diets — due to allergies, health issues or religious or cultural norms — are more likely to feel lonely when they can’t share…

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2019 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research postdoctoral fellowships

NEW YORK, NY and SANTA BARBARA, CA — The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research. This program was developed to support postdoctoral fellows who study basic research mechanisms of…

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR announce 2019 grants for junior faculty

NEW YORK, NY and SANTA BARBARA, CA — The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research are pleased to announce the 2019 Research Grants for Junior Faculty recipients: Carlos Aguilar, PhD, Assistant Professor: University of Michigan, Deconstructing stem cell aging through interact-omics Nausica Arnoult, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of…

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2019 Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) awards announced

ANN ARBOR, MI AND BOSTON, MA— The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research has announced the recipients of its 2019 Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards as Ursula Jakob, PhD, of the University of Michigan and Norbert Perrimon, PhD, of Harvard Medical School. Administered by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the two-year BIG award provides…

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5 Essential Dating Tips for Divorced Women

Are you divorced? Do you have children? Don’t you remember the last time you were on a date or were looking forward to meeting a man you like? Do you feel, to say the least of it, not very good? It is inevitable and thrilling, but we will tell you what steps to make, if…

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Mama Cax, an Amputee Model and Disability Activist, Dies at 30

Mama Cax, an advocate of people with disabilities and a rising model who helped disrupt the fashion industry’s standard of beauty by not shying away from displaying her prosthetic leg on the runway and in fashion campaigns, died on Dec. 16 at Royal London Hospital. She was 30. Her agency, Jag Models, confirmed her death.…

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