Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington

A Symposium on Healthy Aging in People and Their Pets

OCTOBER 28-29, 2014

For millions of people, pets are considered part of the family. Unfortunately, companion animals such as dogs and cats age rapidly and have relatively short life expectancies. Research in the biology of aging has made tremendous strides over the past several years, with a few interventions having been found capable of slowing aging and extending healthy lifespan by 20-40% in small mammals such as mice and rats. These same interventions may be able to provide dogs and cats with three to five or more years of additional healthy, youthful life.

This symposium will bring together experts in canine health with experts in the biology of aging to share their latest research discoveries and discuss how to best understand and tackle aging in companion animals. Our primary goal is to accelerate translation of this science to promote healthy longevity not just in people, but also in our pets. 

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Please also visit the Zoobiquity Conference on Human and Animal Health in a Changing Global Environment to be held in Seattle on Nov 1, 2014.