CENTER ON LONGEVITY CONFERENCE LEADS TO SPECIAL ISSUE OF BRAIN RESEARCH, January 2010
In January of 2010, the Center on Longevity hosted a conference on the “Window of Opportunity” for the use of estrogen hormone therapy and its potential connection to protection from dementia risk. The results of that conference have now been captured in a special issue of the journal Brain Research.
Dr. Teresa Milner, Professor of Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, volunteered to be the Guest Editor for this issue after her participation in the conference. Milner commented that “The Window of Opportunity Conference changed my opinion and convinced me that we, basic and clinical scientists together, need to find better answers about the potential benefits and risks of estrogen therapy.” The conference was hosted by Center on Longevity Faculty Affiliates Dr. Natalie Rasgon and Dr. Victor Henderson, along with Dr. Roberta Brinton from USC.
Read full article: Window of Opportunity: Menopause, Estrogens and the Brain
Read more about the conference:
Window of Opportunity of Estrogen Therapy for Neuroprotection Workshop
FACES OF AGING: THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF THE ELDERLY IN JAPAN, 2011
Edited by Center on Longevity Faculty Affiliate Dr. Yoshiko Matsumoto and published by Stanford University Press, Faces of Aging is a new book that examines a wide variety of elder-related issues in Japan’s rapidly aging population through the eyes of those actually living through them. Each chapter focuses on the personal experiences of real people, “going beyond the interpretations assigned by broader society.”