Aging research gets major boosts from foundationsAging research at the Health Science Center has received major boosts from several foundations, including the Methodist Hospital Foundation, the Ewing Halsell Foundation and the Meadows Foundation. Arlan G. Richardson, PhD, (right) holds the Methodist Hospital Foundation Chair in Aging Studies and Research. His colleague, Dean L. Kellogg, Jr., MD, PhD, (left) recipient of a Young Investigator Grant from the Meadows Foundation, studies a molecule that constricts blood vessels and may cause increased blood pressure. The effects of the molecule increase with age, he found. The Health Science Center's Aging Research & Education Center lists more than a hundred researchers and clinicians studying aging from all angles--genetics to molecular biology to clinical syndromes.
Dr. Richardson is a career scientist in the Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Kellogg also works with the VA center.
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