An archived copy of SENS Research Foundation's 2011 Holiday Appeal newsletter.
Each semester, the SENS Foundation Academic Initiative awards merit-based scholarships to a handful of its students and mentors. This round's winners dedicated significant time and energy to the Initiative, helping it to become the best program it can be.
The SENS Foundation Academic Initiative is pleased to announce that it will be awarding up to $30,000 in materials grants in 2012. These grants are available to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and may be used to cover the cost of laboratory materials for aging- and rejuvenation-related research projects.
APBs - protein complexes associated with telomeric DNA in ALT (Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres) cancer cells - are the leading candidates for the sub-cellular site at which the ALT mechanism occurs. Recent work involving the generation of artificial APBs has shed light on their composition and function, providing hints as to how ALT might be disabled.