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Elderly crowd
By the year 2050, one in four Europeans will be aged 65 or over, which presents a number of challenges and possible opportunities for Europe’s rapidly aging society. To this end, the European Commission published the "Green paper on ageing - Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations" back in January to encourage a broad policy...
Healthy elderly
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....
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We're releasing the first of our videos from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, our successful two-day online conference that featured luminaries from the worlds of both rejuvenation biotechnology and investment. LEAF president Keith Comito opened the conference by giving a talk on the conference and its platform, the dangers of aging and what LEAF has been...
S. Jay Olshansky Interview
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,...
Overpopulated area
A common concern about life extension is overpopulation, the idea that there are too many people in the world. Are we really headed for a global overpopulation meltdown, as some people believe? The United Nations' World Population Prospects 2019 report suggests that while the global population will continue to rise for the next few decades,...
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]...