EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Fireside Science: Changing the Future of Healthcare — Diseases of the Aging

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 10:43 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2013, at 11:44 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: The Jackson Laboratory; 288-6340; genetichealth.jax.org/support-the-lab/events/fireside-aging.html

BAR HARBOR, Maine — What will the future of healthcare look like? In what ways are we able to increase the human health span? In this vein, Dr. Gareth Howell and Dr. Ron Korstanje are doing important research into the diseases of aging. Dr. Howell is studying age-related neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, non-Alzheimer’s dementia and glaucoma. Dr. Korstanje is exploring risk factors in kidney and cardiovascular disease. The free “Fireside Science” talks, held fireside in Roscoe’s, the Laboratory’s dining facility, are an opportunity to hear how the nonprofit biomedical research institution is impacting science, the future of human health and our community. Space is limited and preregistration is required; to register, visit www.jax.org/fireside or call 288-6340.

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