Senior Project Advisor
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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