The science of aging
Today’s Video of the Day from the Salk Institute investigates how we age, why we age, and how aging affects our cognitive function.
Aging is one of the biggest risk factors for the most prevalent diseases, including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
The Salk scientists want to understand how cells and tissues change over the course of a lifetime.
By comparing the biological aging rate of individuals with the same chronological age, the researchers hope to identify the mechanisms which allow some people to maintain health throughout life while others are not able to do so.
Video Credit: Salk Institute