Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 , 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by an investigative researcher who has been following for over 20 years the efforts of brilliant geneticists working fulltime to reverse aging and extend our human life expectancy to reach 150 years.
Investigative Berkeley researcher Bobby Wilder has been exploring the research of the anti-aging labs around the world for over 2 decades and will share with us his surprising findings and the results of his personal experiments. Much of the anti-aging research revolves around the end of our genes called telomeres and their role in the aging process. Bobby will inform us of the different known efforts to increase telomere length and the efficacy of the different products already available to reverse the aging process.
According to the Genetic Science Learning Center:
"Inside the center or nucleus of a cell, our genes are located on twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer... Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism's genetic information to cause cancer, other diseases or death... Yet, each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, the cell no longer can divide and becomes inactive or senescent or dies. This process is associated with aging, cancer and a higher risk of death. So telomeres also have been compared with a bomb fuse."
You may listen to an mp3 interview with Bobby Wilder HERE
Friendly Favors Event
Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share; $40 with no dish
Discount Cost: Applies when you RSVP and choose to give Thankyou's.
Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to IONS
- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner
- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions
- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation
- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers
- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM.
Walk-ins are welcome and RSVPs are much appreciated, so we can notify you of any changes and we can prepare the space accordingly.