22/02/2016 @ 7:30 – 9:30 – Abstract: Biologists of aging use phrases like acceleration of aging or force of mortality as if they are quantifiable entities. However, these phrases are really descriptors that have no real measurable, experimental content. In this presentation, we take on the idea of make these concepts measurable in that we examine a way to actually define […]
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19/02/2016 @ 12:30 – 2:30 – Abstract: The world population of elders is growing rapidly. Projected numbers of people over 65 years of age will significantly outnumber those under 65 years of age by the year 2020. This will impact numerous social systems. Understanding the processes of aging is essential if we are to manage the upcoming population changes and address […]
21/01/2016 @ 9:00 – 11:30 – Abstract: Most modeling takes place under the assumption of temporal locality, i.e. the system is not really growing “old” during the modeling/simulation timespan. In this presentation we (1) review some of the challenges of modeling aging normal cells, (2) look at age-related data on cancer incidence across aging and (3) look at tying a model […]