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Dr. Heidi A. Tissenbaum

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Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Local Address: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
University of Massachusetts
225 Franklin St Ste 1200
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States

Company Description: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research...   more
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  • Ph.D.
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Losing the Fat May Be Key to Longer Life
www.valleyviewregional.org, 3 June 2004 [cached]
Dr. Heidi A. Tissenbaum, a gene expert at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said this finding may be the mechanism that explains why calorie restriction works to extend life.
The finding is suggestive, but not conclusive, she added."This could be one way SIR2 functions in calorie restriction, to extend lifespan," Tissenbaum said.
The broad implications could be new drug targets for treating human obesity and type 2 diabetes, she noted.
It may also lead to a new diet pill, she said."The two things that work all the time are diet and exercise.I don't think that we will ever be able to take a pill and eat whatever we want," Tissenbaum said.
In terms of longevity, Tissenbaum said it's unclear how these genes act in later life.
"We don't know when these genes are active in the adult lifespan.We know how they act in the cell, but we don't know, until we have the data in mice and humans, that if you change one thing you can extend lifespan," Tissenbaum said.
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SOURCES: Leonard Guarente, Ph.D., professor, biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Heidi A. Tissenbaum, Ph.D., assistant professor, program in gene function and expression, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester; Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D., researcher, Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; June 3, 2004, online edition, Nature
"I think in a broader sense ...
www.sciencenews.org, 8 Oct 2008 [cached]
"I think in a broader sense [this research] brings up the idea of stem cells and aging," comments Heidi Tissenbaum, a molecular geneticist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. While the link to aging is more speculative, the data make a stronger case that this signaling imbalance could be involved in intestinal cancer, she says.
Longevity & Healthspan | Editorial Board
www.longevityandhealthspan.com, 5 July 2014 [cached]
Heidi Tissenbaum University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Cell Symposia : Metabolism and Aging — News item 2
www.cell-symposia-metabolism-aging.com, 5 Nov 2010 [cached]
Heidi Tissenbaum, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
Heidi A ...
www.unicornrodeo.com, 21 Oct 2012 [cached]
Heidi A Tissenbaum University of Massachusetts Medical School
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