Pharmacology of Lifespan

The next symposium organized by the Buck Institute for Aging Research in October 2005 will "bring together investigators from diverse backgrounds to address the current status of the pharmacology of aging and tackle the challenges associated with the discovery of compounds that slow aging. As genetic interventions have resulted in spectacular progress in our understanding of the aging process, now pharmacological interventions promise to advance it further. The Buck Institute Symposium will focus on targets for interventions in aging, developing screens for anti-aging compounds, applied drug discovery and the criteria for successful pharmacological interventions." I suspect this will largely focus on manipulation of metabolism, given the work that makes up the bulk of funded anti-aging research today.



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