Healthcare, Aging, Medicine, Pandemic, Lifespan, Drosophila, Fruit Fly, Slow Science, Rapamycin, Mitochondrial Disorder, Leigh Syndrome, Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease
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.
Haner, Riley, "From Fruit Flies to the Frontline: Slow Science in a Demanding Medical Climate" (2020). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 408.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Older people--Medical care; Chronic diseases; Mitochondrial DNA--Abnormalities; Rapamycin--Physiological effect
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