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The Center for Healthy Aging is working to help the body repair itself as it grows synergy between the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the community.

CHA has two primary parts: Musculoskeletal and Neuroscience. Each of these cross-cutting components include: 

  • Basic science research (cell/molecular biology, stem cell research and regenerative medicine)
  • Translational research (animal models, including rodents and large animals) 
  • Clinical research studies, including functional assessments and biomarkers

Ultimately, the development of this Center will also require expansion of the clinical program in Geriatric Medicine with recruitment of a Section Chief in Geriatrics and one or two faculty slots. This will assist in development of the translational component of CHA and also establishment of a comprehensive Center where geriatric patients can come for their clinical care and also provide a pool for recruitment into clinical trials.

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Putting the brakes on accelerated aging of bone, muscle from HIV infection, treatment

Antiretroviral cocktails can make human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, undetectable and untransmittable, but both the virus and its treatment can also accelerate aging of bone and muscle.

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MCG Center for Healthy Aging, Hess honored with Golden Helix Awards

The awards celebrate the Georgia legislative, academic, corporate and advocacy leaders working to advance the life sciences industry and foster strategic partnerships that can create a healthier world.

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$11 million grant enables scientists to keep the conversations between bone and muscle strong as we age

The bone and muscle that keep us upright are in constant communication and their wellbeing tends to go hand in hand.

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New target may help protect bones as we age

Drugs that block the mineralocorticoid receptor, like the hypertension medications spironolactone and eplerenone, may help protect bone cells, MCG scientists say.



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