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USC Stem Cell scientist Albert Almada receives a grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Cristy Lytal November 17, 2022
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Albert Almada (Photo courtesy of Albert Almada)

Most senior citizens don’t have bulging biceps. USC Stem Cell scientist Albert Almada is uncovering the reasons why with support from a $125,000 grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.

Almada is one of nine early-career faculty to receive the 2022 awards, which support research focused on aging processes and age-related diseases.

“It’s a fact of life that our muscles gradually deteriorate as we get older,” said Almada, who is an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. “This seems to be due, in part, to a declining ability of our muscle stem cells to fully restore our muscles after injury, and we want to know why this happens.” (…Read More)