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Monday, September 24 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Nutrient-sensing pathways and ageing - Linda Partridge

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Keynote Lecture


Research into ageing has been rejuvenated by the discovery that mutations
in single genes can increase healthy lifespan in laboratory model
organisms. The nutrient-sensing insulin/insulin-like growth factor/TOR
signalling network has thus been found to have a role in ageing that is
conserved from yeast to mammals, possibly including humans. Extension of
lifespan is accompanied by an increase in health and function at later
ages, and manipulation of this signalling network can also reduce the
pathology associated with genetic models of human ageing-related diseases.
This talk will discuss the mechanisms at work and their potential
relevance to humans.



Anton Berns

Secretary General of EMBO, Netherlands Cancer Institute
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Linda Partridge

Max-Planck-Institute for the Biology of Ageing & University College London
Monday September 24, 2012 09:00 - 09:45 @ Auditorium 

Monday September 24, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am

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