Date: December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – @ 9:00 pm
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; 1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
MIT Club of Northern California Seminar
Cancer Prevention & Anti-Aging through Micronutrients
December 8, 2016 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
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Can a poor diet be just as bad as smoking cigarettes for your health? What can we do to protect our DNA and minimize the effects of aging and chronic disease?
Professor Bruce Ames, from University of California, Berkeley, the inventor of the “Ames test” —a simple assay for detecting DNA mutagens, knows a thing or two about carcinogens. He helped establish the first evidence that carcinogens mutate DNA and then helped create a catalog of mutagens, including cigarette smoke, permanent hair dye (aromatic amines), and flame retardant used in children’s pajamas (tris-BP).
Professor Ames developed a theory that DNA damage and late onset disease are a consequence of a"triage mechanism" developed during evolution to cope with periods of micronutrient shortage. Hear about the discoveries supporting his hypothesis which explains why diseases associated with aging, cancer, heart disease, and dementia, may be unintended consequences developed during evolution to protect us from immediate harm.
Join us on December 8, 2016 to learn more!