Why do certain groups have stronger protection against aging than others? What are neuroscientists discovering about aging and dementia? What are the clinical implications of aging with HIV infection? Is heart disease inevitable with aging?
Longevity research has transformed in recent years:
- Our focus has shifted from prolonging lifespan and instead we are looking to extend something called “healthspan”.
- Scientists have identified genetic variants in certain groups of people that slow their aging process
- The way we measure age has changed.
With 95 million Americans expected to be 65 or older by 2060 (nearly a quarter of the population), the science of longevity has become more critical to our individual and collective future. Join us to learn about new developments in the study of aging, how people are prolonging their “healthspan,” and much more!
Resources to explore:
- The Potocsnak Longevity Institute
- Finding the Internal Fountain of Youth in Amish Country with Douglas Vaughan, MD
- Search: Breakthroughs on Spotify-2019
- Research from the Potocsnak Longevity Institute on Aging
- Fibroinflammatory Signatures Increase with Age in the Human Ovary and Follicular Fluid
- DNA Methylation GrimAge and Incident Diabetes: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.
- Epigenetic age acceleration and metabolic syndrome in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study.
Thursday October 20th, from 5:30 – 7pm CT, in person at Simpson-Querrey Auditorium
In-person address: 303 East Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611
This program will be hosted in person at the Lurie Research Center on Northwestern’s Chicago campus. We will work with our partners to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by the CDC, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated. COVID protocols, and any other emergent information will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program.
Because this program is in-person, tickets will be limited, so please register early! If you are unable, or decide not to attend, we ask that you let us know so that we can provide the tickets to anyone else who is interested. Thank you for your understanding.