How Close Are We to Discovering the “Secret of Youth”? Key Challenges in the Search to Prolong the Human Healthspan

The prospect of finding the “secret of youth” has fascinated humanity for centuries, but could it one day become the realm of science fact, rather than fantasy?
  • Professor Tom Kirkwood, CBE, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing; University of Copenhagen Center for Health Aging
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, October 4, 5-6:30 pm, reception to follow
    in the series
    Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor
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  • As human longevity continues to increase, biomedical scientists are beginning to take seriously the possibility that it might soon become feasible to find new ways to increase the span of healthy years. The prospect of finding the “secret of youth” has fascinated humanity for centuries, but could it one day become the realm of science fact, rather than fantasy? There are good grounds to be optimistic that further improvements in healthy aging can be achieved, but we need to be realistic about what can be expected, and when.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
October 4th, 2016 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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