Can we really slow the aging process? Can we increase our resistance to diseases of aging like cancer and Alzheimer’s? Since experiments carried out in many labs over many years suggest that the answer is yes, why don’t we have a magic pill? Actually, it may already exist. In this MDI Science Café, Aric Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, will talk about why nature allows for variations in the rate of aging that affect disease susceptibility, how lifestyle changes can tap into genetic programs that promote robust health, and why we are on the cusp of a transformation in preventative medicine.
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MDI Science Cafés are offered in fulfillment of the institution’s mission to promote scientific literacy and increase public engagement with science. The popular events offer a chance to hear directly from speakers about trends in science. Short presentations delivered in everyday language are followed by lively, informal discussion.