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There are complex biological changes associated with aging that affect nearly every aspect of a person's health, yet not all of us are affected in the same way. Through the Potocsnak Longevity Institute, scientists across disciplines are studying populations that seem resistant to some of the negative consequences of aging in an attempt to figure out exactly what makes them different.

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Dr. Vaughan

By working to harness the great potential of new diagnostics to measure aging and therapeutics to modify the trajectory of aging, we can positively impact people’s health and lifespans."

Douglas E. Vaughan, MD, Director

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The opportunities to enhance the lives of aging persons that will be made possible by the establishment of the Potocsnak Longevity Institute are simply staggering; planned activities will span and integrate multiple medical disciplines across basic and clinical sciences and will involve research, education and innovations in clinical care."

Frank J. Palella, MD, Associate Director

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