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Connections: Monthly Science Roundtable - Combating Aging By Studying Yeast

Apr 4, 2016

Our Monthly Science Roundtable looks at an unlikely scientific MVP: no, not the naked mole rat. Yeast!

It turns out that yeast might be the key to creating therapies and drugs that will help us live longer -- or, at the very least, live much better by prolonging some of the worst effects of aging. So how does it work? And what specific therapies can we look forward to? Our guests:

  • David Goldfarb, professor of biology at the University of Rochester
  • Gregory Tombline, research associate in the Department of Biology at the University of Rochester