Pioneer Symposium 2014: The Biology of Aging and Longevity - David Patterson
Increasing lifespan and an aging population have profound implications for society. Increased age is the most significant risk factor for many important health problems, including cardiovascular disease, many forms of cancer, diabetes, cognitive decline, frailty and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few. In this presentation, Dr. Patterson will discuss current thinking on the definition of aging, why and how aging occurs, how the aging process is studied, the consequences of aging, why and how aging occurs, how the aging process is studied, the consequences of aging for human health, and whether it may be possible to delay the aging process and extend health span as well as lifespan. David Patterson, Professor and Director of External Relations, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.