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Why do we age?

Livestreamed lecture from Aarhus University
We all age - it's a natural part of life. Wrinkles and grey hair are just some of the many signs of aging. Research has shown that there are several common mechanisms behind aging, but it is remarkable how different ages affect each individual. Some people are both psychologically and physically healthy at last, while others' path towards the end of life is characterized by illness already early in old age.

When will we grow older - biologically? Researchers are trying to uncover the processes that lead us to age - and why we age differently. It happens at the cellular level, where researchers study the molecular mechanisms that are the foundation of life and thus also disease and aging. For example, it can be seen that the chromosomes in old cells lack more often larger or smaller pieces of their genetic material, DNA, when compared to chromosomes in young cells.
Can the latest molecular research in aging give us the code to a long and healthy life? Come and learn why we age and about the latest research methods and results in the molecular aging research.

When and where

Date

6. November 2018, Tuesday

Time

18:00

Where

Norðurlandahúsið

Address

NorðariRingvegu 14

Zip code

100

City

Tórshavn

Organizer

Name

Norðurlandahúsið

Phone

351351

E-mail

nlh@nlh.fo

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