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Metabolic Pathways of Longevity
Organizer(s): Arlan G. Richardson, Eva L. Feldman and Nir Barzilai
Date: March 30 - April 04, 2008
Location: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
This meeting brings together leading investigators in aging and diabetes to discuss how alterations in insulin/IGF-I signaling affect longevity, and the similarities between insulin resistance and aging. Data emerging from several areas suggest that insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) could be key players in the regulation of longevity in organisms as diverse as invertebrates and humans. Caloric restriction, which retards aging, is shown to reduce plasma levels of insulin and IGF-I, and the disruption of the insulin/IGF-I receptor in nematodes and flies is shown to increase lifespan. However, mammals with genetic or acquired defects in the insulin signaling pathway are at risk for age-related diseases and increased mortality, e.g., insulin resistance and diabetes.
Scholarship Deadline: November 30 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 30 2007
Abstract Deadline: December 31 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 29 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Glenn Foundation for Medical ResearchSeahorse Bioscience, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Grant No. 1R13AG032146-01
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