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Stars in Nutrition & Cancer

Mitochondrial Decay Contributes to Aging and Degenerative Diseases:
The Role of Micronutrients

Star Speaker

Bruce Ames, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Oakland, CA

Meeting Date

Monday, March 27, 2006

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Meeting Materials

Meeting Time

3:30-3:45 pm – Opening Remarks 3:45-4:45 pm – Lecture & Discussion 4:45-5:30 pm – Reception

Meeting Location

Lipsett Amphitheater
Building 10
NIH Main Campus

Overall Series Objectives

  • Identify the newest and most significant advances in basic nutrition science and how they relate to cancer; and
  • Assess how nutritional science research can contribute to NCI's goal of eliminating the cancer burden by the year 2015.

Individual Meeting Objectives

  • Understand how disease can be prevented by turning up metabolism; and
  • Determine the optimal level of vitamins and minerals for keeping DNA damage and mitochondrial decay to a minimum.

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