Putting a strain on diversity

Colin Selman, William R. Swindell

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere100862
JournalEMBO Journal
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 15 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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