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Elucidating and targeting the mechanisms encoded in the genome of long-lived individuals to improve healthy ageing

Project description

Genetic factors that determine health in old age

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over by 2030. While living longer is certainly desirable, ageing has been linked to many challenges such as serious illnesses. However, there are some individuals who age well and seem to escape or delay age-related diseases. The EU-funded ElucidAge project seeks to shed light on this phenomenon by investigating genetic variants that are unique to long-lived individuals. The project will use cell culture and animal models such as mice to examine if and how the genes containing these variants play an active role in health in advanced age.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00