Putting a strain on diversity.

Selman, C. and Swindell, W. R. (2018) Putting a strain on diversity. EMBO Journal, 37(22), e100862. (doi: 10.15252/embj.2018100862) (PMID:30389663) (PMCID:PMC6236330)

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Abstract

Human life expectancy is increasing on a global scale, but healthspan—the period of life free from age‐associated ill health—is not improving at a comparable rate. This disconnect means that a greater proportion of the general population will spend a longer period of their life suffering from one or more debilitating age‐associated diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and various cancers. Understanding the processes underlying ageing and age‐related diseases is therefore a major and pressing research challenge in biomedical research.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Selman, Professor Colin
Authors: Selman, C., and Swindell, W. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:EMBO Journal
Publisher:EMBO Press
ISSN:0261-4189
ISSN (Online):1460-2075
Published Online:02 November 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in EMBO Journal 37(22):e100862
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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