Betty Chang, Research Associate & Lab Manager
M.S., Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University-Taipei, 2014
B.S, Biological Sciences, University of California- Riverside, 2011
Research Assistant- Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Wyss-Coray Lab, Stanford University (05/2015-3/2017)
Graduate work- National Yang-Ming University, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Studies, Jeng-Jong Hwang Lab (09/2012-07/2014)
Starting in 2012, the American Diabetes Association established the Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, a $1.6 million grant (paid over five years) to support the research of young up-and-coming scientists who are committed to working on innovative projects in diabetes…
Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred without a specific pain sensor, or receptor, live longer and are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes in old age. What’s more, exposure to a molecule found in chili peppers and other spicy foods may confer the same benefits as losing this pain receptor—meaning that humans could potentially benefit, too…
Blocking a pain receptor in mice not only extends their lifespan, it also gives them a more youthful metabolism, including an improved insulin response that allows them to deal better with high blood sugar.
Age brings pain: back pain, eye strain, sore joints, and the like. And pain, too, seems to accelerate aging. Several studies have reported that people with chronic pain have shorter lives than ever…
Source: No Pain, No Aging
Eliminating a pain receptor makes mice live longer and keeps their metabolisms young.
Source: No Pain, Big Gain | The Scientist Magazine®