HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UK aging expert signs on as keynote speaker for GSA's annual meeting

Thomas Kirkwood, one of Britain's top researchers on the science of aging, has accepted an invitation to present the keynote address this November at The Gerontological Society of America's 59th Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, TX.

Kirkwood is currently the co-director of the Institute for Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle in England. He first became known in gerontology circles nearly thirty years ago after introducing the "disposable soma" theory, which states that people age because evolution has caused humans to use energy to get food, produce offspring and survive danger - not to repair and maintain cells.

One of Kirkwood's most widely read publications is 1999's Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging. In 2001 he was chosen to present the annual entry in BBC's distinguished and long-running Reith Lecture series. His five talks on the topic of aging were later published in a book titled The End of Age.

These and other media appearances have proven Kirkwood's unique ability to communicate developments in aging research to the greater public. Three years ago he even collaborated with a theater company for young actors, bringing ideas about gerontology to the dramatic stage.

Prior to his appointment at Newcastle, Kirkwood held positions at the University of Manchester and the National Institute for Medical Research in London. He received his PhD in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1983.


'"/>

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-842-1275
The Gerontological Society of America
18-Jul-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, staggering costs of ESRD
2. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
3. Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
4. Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
5. Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
6. UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
7. Cars imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
8. Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study
9. Dartmouths alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue
10. Agent slows aging in mice
11. Texas aging meeting to feature NIA Interventions Testing Program 1st report

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... with or without a referral to new patients from Burnaby, BC. Patients in ... other full mouth reconstruction services, can see the esteemed team at Wall Centre ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 29, 2017 , ... Dr. Angela Cotey, a noted general dentist in Mt. ... patients, with or without a referral. Dr. Cotey knows that interceptive orthodontics ... experience. When patients receive early treatment, they may achieve straight teeth with less treatment ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Altima Technologies, Inc., ... network and data center assets and audio-video devices has recently updated its Visio ... shapes for free and download shapes and stencils from http://www.VisioStencils.com. , ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 29, 2017 , ... HealthCareMandA.com will host an important webinar — Home Health ... ET. A recording of the webinar will also be made available following its live ... hospice companies are still popular targets for healthcare investors. This highly fragmented sector bounced ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Hamlin Dental Group, multi-location dental office in ... dental treatments. Dental lasers are safe and effective options, and can be used alone ... improve the overall quality of care. , Dr. Hamid Reza of Hamlin Dental Group ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. ("Medicure") (TSXV:MPH, ... results for the year ended December 31, 2016 ... The results are being released later than the ... will include the operations and balances of Apicore ... This release and filing date meets TSX Venture ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , March 28, 2017 The global emerging ... CAGR of 13.45% from 2016 to 2023 and reach ... Description Cancer is a chronic disease and is ... the cancer diagnostics market. This report is focused on ... The market growth is propelled due to factors such ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , March 28, 2017 The ... (dupilumab) injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema ... eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, ... advisable. Dupixent can be used with or without ... demonstrates our commitment to approving new and innovative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: