Scientists Work To Combat Aging
Do you want to live to 120, only to feel like you’re 120? In the human quest for longevity — if not immortality — it’s a question that often gets overlooked. But it’s a core issue for a team of scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, whose work is reshaping the course of geriatric research nationally.
Over the past three years, Mayo has built one of the largest aging centers in the nation. With 48 geriatricians, 10 geriatric psychiatrists and research supported by 90 federal or private foundation grants, the center has been producing more than 100 research papers annually. Aging is still the enemy, but the Mayo team’s goal is to understand how it works and how to get in its way.