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Geroscience: the Intersection of Aging and Chronic Disease

As we grow older, we are more likely to be diagnosed with one or more chronic ailments. These ailments include life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as debilitating conditions like arthritis, fatigue, and frailty. These ailments can rob us of our quality of life. The question is: How does the aging process affect the disease process and susceptibility-and vice versa?

The field of geroscience  seeks to understand the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that make aging a major risk factor and driver of common chronic conditions and disease of older people. Scientist hope that understanding these concepts could lead to improved clinical interventions for the diseases and conditions experienced by many older people.

Want to learn more? The 3rd Geroscience Summit, organized by the trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG), is set for November 4-5th on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. The summit is free and open to the public. It will also be live streamed by videocast.  Learn more about the Summit and register today!

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The 3rd annual Geroscience Summit will be held on November 4-5 on the @NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. This Summit is free and open to the public. It will focus on the relationship between aging and chronic disease. Learn more and register today:

Last Updated on April 29, 2020

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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