Biology of Human Aging Conference
19 Sep 2014 - 22 Sep 2014 - Parador de Oropesa, Spain
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and the major driver of health costs. The early events that initiate any given chronic disease have been difficult to uncover, partly because many chronic diseases become clinically manifest only once they are mechanistically advanced. Aging is the leading risk factor for nearly all major chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis, cancers, dementias, diabetes, and frailty.