AP reports on Townsend’s $750,000 grant to study aging fat tissue

The Associated Press reported Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine, has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the American Heart Association to study the aging of fat tissue and its effects on cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. Townsend will partner with David Harrison, an expert on mechanisms of aging and a senior faculty member at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, on the three-year project. The goal of the study is to help identify treatments that could potentially stop or reverse conditions including diabetes and obesity, the AP reported. U.S. News & World Report, The Seattle Times, Portland Press Herald and Indiana’s The Republic carried the AP report.