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Tag: Demography

Dr. Alexandra Bause at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020
December 24, 2020
In this presentation given at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, Dr. Alexandra Bause of Apollo Venture discusses biotech investment in an aging world, explaining current demographic trends, the multimorbidities associated with an aging population, and the need of healthspan-enhancing biotechnology to meet this need. She brings up the hallmarks of aging and suggests multiple methods of...
Healthy elderly
October 06, 2020
A high-quality cohort study by Finnish scientists shows that today’s elderly are in better physical and cognitive shape than people of the same age were a generation ago [1,2]. Does longer also mean better? One of the fears commonly evoked by the idea of life extension is that prolonging lifespan will not necessarily prolong healthspan....
Loudspeakers
February 19, 2020
Members of the longevity community often believe that the main reason why there is no significant public support for aging research is a "pro-aging trance". In reality, it has more to do with a lack of public education and media coverage of aging research. We enjoy communicating with people, and we do it quite a...
Healthy family
January 15, 2020
According to a new study from Harvard researchers, switching to a healthier lifestyle by the time you reach middle age could potentially give you eight to ten more years of healthy life free from age-related diseases. Healthy habits mean a longer, healthier life This new epidemiological study shows that adopting the five habits of eating...
S. Jay Olshansky Interview
September 17, 2019
Dr. S. Jay Olshansky is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc. He has received multiple scientific awards,...
July 02, 2019
Singapore has one of the fastest-aging populations in the world. Senior citizens 65 years old or older are expected to make up almost half of Singapore’s population by 2050. Unfortunately, this swelling population is spending more time living with sickness, even though they live longer. While average lifespans have been extended, healthspans have not. [1]...