Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

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Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA)

a long-range examination of interrelations between multiple correlates of aging. Although men of varied backgrounds were selected for the original study (1955) in order to explore uncontrolled factors that might lead to new knowledge regarding aging, the BLSA now includes both men and women.

BLAT

Abbreviation for:
Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
BLAST-Like Alignment Tool

Molecular biology
BLAST-Like Alignment Tool. A DNA/protein sequence analysis program to find sequences of ≥ 95% sequence similarity of ≥ 40 bases or more in length. BLAT may miss more divergent or shorter sequence alignments. BLAT on proteins finds sequences of 80% and greater similarity of length 20 amino acids or more.

Clinical trials
Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. A trial which evaluated the effects of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia and arrhythmias on mortality. The BLAT data indicated no new coronary events at 10 years of follow up in 98 older individuals who had no prior clinical evidence of heart disease.
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BLSA provides rich data that we can leverage to address our questions and we can do so in a very cost-effective manner," Friedmann said.
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The BLSA is a major federally funded study that is bringing a rigorous scientific approach to the study of aging, and many believe it will have an impact similar to the Framingham Heart Study and the Women's Health Initiative.
strong chapters, but manages to have a major impact on the community and national BLSA year after year," said Williams.
Florida State's BLSA was also selected National Chapter of the Year in 2006.
Caption: THE BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION moot court team of Emmanuela Charles and Delrose Raynor from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University won the award for "Best Petitioner's Brief" at the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition held in February as part of the BLSA regional convention held in Nashville.
Pictured are BLSA President Patice Holland and Judge Stringer.
The BLSA tracks neurological, physical and psychological data on participants over several decades.
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Caption: THE TALLAHASSEE BARRISTERS ASSOCIATION, the Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at Florida State University College of Law, recently co-hosted the Tallahassee Barristers' induction ceremony and BLSA 1 L reception.