2006 Inaugural Glenn Symposium

Over at the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging, you'll find details on the upcoming June 5th symposium on the biology of aging. The program is a short list of the present high-fliers in the more conservative mainstream of aging research.

The Glenn Laboratories website is worth a longer look while you are over there:

The Paul F. Glenn Laboratory is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms of normal aging and the development of interventions to delay its onset and progression, thereby extending the healthy years of human life.

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Seeking to accelerate the pace of research into the molecular mechanisms that govern aging, Harvard Medical School and philanthropist Paul F. Glenn, an alumnus of Harvard Law School and founder of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research have launched the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging. The new resources will serve as a magnet to attract additional support for the potential creation of a larger Institute for Aging Research at Harvard Medical School.

Thanks to those pushing hard at the wheel of progress, this forward-looking viewpoint is slowly becoming the position of the scientific mainstream. Discussion and debate is gravitating towards fundraising, timescales and methodologies, moving past the hoary old stumbling block of whether or not to aim for healthy life extension through advanced medical technologies.

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