By D. Carleton Gajdusek, C. Joseph Gibbs Jr. (auth.), Allan L. Goldstein (eds.)

The VIIIth Annual overseas Spring Symposium on health and wellbeing Sciences held on the George Washington collage institution of medication in Washington, D.C., attracted over 3 hun­ dred fifty scientists from twenty-five international locations. The top clinical specialists within the box mentioned on contemporary biomedical advances in getting older. They supplied an up to date account of the molecular, genetic, dietary, and immunological mechanisms linked to the getting older technique and methods to intervention and remedy of the foremost problems linked to the getting older approach, together with Alzheimer's affliction. a different point of this assembly was once a concurrent one-day listening to of the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on getting older, geared up via the Alliance for getting older examine. The subject for the listening to was once "Advances in getting older Research." Seven scientists attending our getting older sym­ posium have been requested to testify. They have been Drs. Carl Cotman (University of California-Irvine), Trudy Bush (Johns Hopkins University), Takashi Makinodan (University of California-Los Angeles), William Ershler (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Gino Doria (ENEA, Rome), Mr. Dan Perry (Director of the Alliance for getting older Research), and myself.

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