Senior Project Advisor

Adrienne Wang

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2020

Keywords

Healthcare, Aging, Medicine, Pandemic, Lifespan, Drosophila, Fruit Fly, Slow Science, Rapamycin, Mitochondrial Disorder, Leigh Syndrome, Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease

Abstract

There are serious implications that our aging population has on the modern healthcare model which will require a massive, interdisciplinary effort to address. These issues invoke both a personal and social responsibility to better understand the underlying complex mechanism of aging. By extending these findings to age-related diseases or by targeting the rate of aging itself, we may be able improve both lifespan and quality of life.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Older people--Medical care; Chronic diseases; Mitochondrial DNA--Abnormalities; Rapamycin--Physiological effect

Genre/Form

essays

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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