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Drugs That Slow Ageing

The Search For Drugs That Slow Ageing - Are We There Yet? and Why Not?

See description on UCL website.

Nearly everyone who does medical research works on one disease at a time: cancer, or AIDS, or Alzheimer's, or what have you. One problem with this approach is that even dramatic success would do surprisingly little to improve human health: a complete cure for human cancer, for example, would extend average human lifespan by about 2.6 years, i.e. only about 3%. In contrast, biogerontologists have shown, over the last two decades, that fiddling with the basic mechanisms of aging can increase the lifespan of mice by up to 40%, i.e. about 10-fold the change you'd expect from a cancer cure in people.This new data suggest that drugs that slow aging, by delaying the wide array of diseases and disabilities that afflict old people, might help us stay as active, healthy, and productive in our 90's as we are today in our 50's.

This event has been organised by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing.

Speaker information

Richard A. Miller, Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Richard Miller is a Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School Associate Director for Research, Geriatrics Center, University of Michigan Director, Nathan Shock Center in the Biology of Aging, University of Michigan

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Meeting up and Drinks and Dinner

We'll meet at UCL for the lecture at[masked]pm, whenever you can make it. Then we'll go for a drink and dinner afterwards to discuss!

Drinks and dinner at:

The Albany (pub)

240 Gt Portland Street

London, W1W 5QU

£10 fixed price 2-course dinner:

Obviously it's ok to not have dinner!

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  • Perihan

    Guys, no such thing as £10 meal here. So you know for when you get over here - at the Albany

    December 5, 2013

    • Jobeda A.

      Just checked their website and not only have they scrapped their £10 set menu since I posted the above, but everything is twice as expensive! My bad, I'm sorry, I should have checked again, but who knew they would make such a drastic change? Hope you guys had a nice drink anyway and a bite to eat somewhere more reasonable.

      December 6, 2013

  • Perihan

    Jobeda, it looks like you do not receive messages?

    December 5, 2013

    • Jobeda A.

      Sorry, possibly. I looked specifically in junk and everywhere but no, I did not receive anything from you this time, sorry.

      December 6, 2013

  • Kuli S.

    Am here took ages to find see you afterwards outside lecture hall?

    December 5, 2013

  • Kuli S.

    Thanks Lily! Im coming after all so see you soon...

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    December 5, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    At this stage if anyone still wants to volunteer please do post your number. Thanks

    December 5, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Hello everyone, I'm very sorry I haven't found a replacement host. Please use comments section to arrange finding each other. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience.

    December 5, 2013

  • Kuli S.

    Would love to have gone to this - have changed rsvp from yes to no as due to work pressure there is no way I can get there for 6... :-(

    December 5, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Oh bugger!! I've double booked myself...I have a restaurant booking that night. Sorry. Does anyone fancy hosting?

    December 3, 2013

  • Liam

    Rapamycin! - from a previous talk at the Lamb on Conduit, about fruit flies....

    November 17, 2013

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