In the summer of 2012, the Academic Initiative will bring as many as three interns to the SENS Foundation Research Center in Mountain View, California to participate in SENS research for three months. These interns will receive stipends of $2000 per month. If they are not local to the San Francisco Bay Area, they will also receive a credit towards airfare. Undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are all encouraged to apply.
The goal of the web recon project is to make resources for learning about aging readily available. It is assumed that the target audience will have a wide variation in range of prior knowledge. Therefore, it will include material suitable for novice, intermediate, and advanced students.
The promising results of immunotherapy for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease has sparked an interest in utilizing the same approach for other forms of aging damage, including the clearance of pathological tau species from within neurons. A group led by Dr. Lars Ittner of the University of Sydney has recently published promising results from studies using a vaccine targeted at the neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) that are characteristic of established tau accumulation.