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Cafe Scientifique

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Cafes Scientifique are informal and lively discussion events around contemporary science issues that take place in local bars, cafes and pubs.  Taking place on the first Tuesday of every month, we feature a variety of local scientists and engineers, talking about their work and how it affects the average person in the street.  Always fun, sometimes controversial, these events are a great way to get to the heart of the matter.

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Tuesday 5th August 2014

Dr James Brown

Aston University

How old are you really?

We are all familiar with the concept of age and how we count years from birth, but there are many other ways to measure your age, including your biological age. It is well known that as we age, the telomeres as the end of our chromosomes shorten and that this is a good marker of biological age. It is also quite a time-consuming, expensive and difficult procedure to perform on a routine basis. New research at Aston University however has discovered a hormone in the body that is linked with exercise and is a good indicator of this biological age and may become the future of analysing our prospects for long life.

6.30pm for 7.00pm start

The Jekyll and Hyde (upstairs Gin Parlour room)

28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6BJ

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