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Science Seminar: Bruce Ames on “Vitamin and Mineral Inadequacy Accelerates Aging- Associated Diseases” – Wed., April 24 at 7 PM

24 April 2013

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On Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm, Dr. Bruce Ames will speak on ‘Aging-Associated Diseases: The Role of Vitamins and Minerals.’ The talk will run from 7–8pm in the Berkeley City College basement auditorium and include time for questions. The reception will begin at 6:30pm with light refreshments and Dr. Ames will be around to meet and talk to people before the lecture so please come have a cup of coffee and speak to Dr. Ames about about all of your nutrition and aging related questions. View the flyer about the Bruce Ames Science Seminar here.

 

In this talk Dr. Bruce Ames, one of the most-cited scientists of all time, will explore the body of research on the effects of vitamin and mineral intake on age-associated diseases. Most of the world’s population, including that of the U.S., are moderately deficient in one or more of the ~30 essential vitamins and minerals. These V/M are necessary for the proper function of “longevity proteins,” which defend against the diseases associated with aging. Since the damage from moderate V/M deficiency is insidious, its importance for long-term health is not being appreciated. Theory and evidence suggest that metabolic trade-offs made during deficiencies accelerate aging-associated diseases, such as cancer, cognitive decline, and cardiovascular disease.

 

Dr. Ames is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he was on their Commission on Life Sciences. He was on the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Advisory Board, from 1976 to 1982. His many awards include the U.S. National Medal of Science.

 

The Science Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. These talks are presented in conjunction with the Berkeley City College Science Club and sponsored in part by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. All of the seminars are open to the public and have covered topics such as stem cell research potential and policy, the neuroscience of consciousness, energy policy and models of climate change.

 

Please see the attached flyer or visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage (http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/science) for more information. The Science Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

 

Please see the flyer on Science Seminars Spring 2013 or visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage (www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/science) for more information. All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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