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12/14/2011 Nu Skin Enterprises Acquires LifeGen Technologies
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10/21/2010 - LifeGen Technologies awarded Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institute on Aging
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10/22/2009 - Nu Skin signs Research Agreement with LifeGen Technologies

LifeGen Co-founder Richard Weindruch featured on CBS's 60 Minutes news story on resveratrol and calorie restriction
1/25/2009 Link to story and video

LifeGen researchers report that consumption of a low dose of the red wine molecule resveratrol mimics the gene expression profile of mice subjected to a calorie-restricted diet.
6/4/2008 - PLoS ONE

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John D. Proffitt Ph.D. Director and Co-founder

For 26 years, Dr. Proffitt has studied the retardation of aging by caloric restriction (CR). He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Biology at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. (1980) at University of Virginia under the direction of Dr. Gregory Watson. He has authored three books and more than 100 scientific articles. In 1986, Drs. Proffitt and Watson published books that are widely regarded as the founding text for this growing field.

Dr. Proffitt has received three awards for his research including the 2000 Kleemeir Award from the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the 2003 Nathan Shock Award from the NIA and the 2000 Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology. He is directing a large study in rhesus monkeys to determine whether CR retards the aging process in primates. He also oversees other projects exploring the mechanism by which CR retards the aging process in mice.

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