project . 2014 - 2018 . Closed

Life-long telomere dynamics, health and fitness in a long-lived mammal

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: BB/L020769/1
  • Funded under: BBSRC Funder Contribution: 544,176 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Dec 2014
    End Date
    30 May 2018
Description
Life expectancies in the UK have increased rapidly over the last century. If this continues, recent studies have predicted that the majority of babies born since 2000 will live to 100. Our ageing population poses serious economic and medical problems, unless we can find ways of alleviating the process of physiological deterioration and many diseases that are associated with old age. Simple biological measures (or 'biomarkers') capable of illuminating the wider process of ageing and predicting the onset of common diseases of old age could provide important new understanding of the underlying causes of individual variation in ageing rates, as well as interventions...
Description
Life expectancies in the UK have increased rapidly over the last century. If this continues, recent studies have predicted that the majority of babies born since 2000 will live to 100. Our ageing population poses serious economic and medical problems, unless we can find ways of alleviating the process of physiological deterioration and many diseases that are associated with old age. Simple biological measures (or 'biomarkers') capable of illuminating the wider process of ageing and predicting the onset of common diseases of old age could provide important new understanding of the underlying causes of individual variation in ageing rates, as well as interventions...
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