ACE lecture

What basic research taught scientists about ageing

Fundamental research into aging and aging diseases has taught scientists a lot about how aging works and how this process can be manipulated.

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Aging is associated with onset of numerous diseases severely affecting quality of life. In this lecture Prof Jan Hoeijmakers of the Erasmus MC talks about his research into ageing. ‘Studying very rare premature aging DNA repair syndromes in children we found that DNA damage is a major cause of systemic aging and that nutritional interventions keep unexpected promises to promote healthy aging.’

Academic Centers of Excellence

This video is part of a series of online lectures about the Erasmus MC Academic Centers of Excellence. Prof Jan Hoeijmakers is affiliated with the Academic Center for Research on Healthy Aging.

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