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2nd Interventions in Aging Conference
Event Date: 
03.02.2017 (All day) - 03.05.2017 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Fiesta Americana Condesa
City: 
Cancun
Zip: 
Mexic
Short Description: 

Understanding Mechanisms & Compressing Morbidity in Aging Humans

Full Description: 

A plethora of genetic, dietary and pharmacological interventions can extend healthy lifespan in laboratory animals, and can delay or ameliorate diverse aging-related diseases. Many of the signalling pathways involved are evolutionarily conserved, and are starting to be implicated in human aging. This raises the intriguing possibility of performing preventative medicine against the chronic diseases of our time by targeting the main risk factor for all of them, namely aging. Two important current challenges in the field are (1) to understand the downstream pathways by which longevity interventions combat age-related loss of function and pathology, and (2) to translate the findings into the extension of human healthspan. 

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