Integrated research on Developmental determinants of Ageing and Longevity
The results in IDEAL have both the potential to influence and possibly reshape treatment and healthcare practices throughout Europe, and to provide leads that can be exploited by the health, food, and pharmaceutical industries. We will make an inventory of the current health care practices and to what extent they are based on the scientific results. Based on this we will seek ways to disseminate the IDEAL results via all available and relevant networks and organizations. We will also use the contacts with industries to facilitate the exploitation of the results with IDEAL.
Prof dr Bas Zwaan was one of the editor and authors of a cahier explaining the ageing process and its impact on current and future societies
April 08 2016
The Slagboom group constructed a training program for high school students on how to be creative in science using ageing research as basis. This is a ten step program to set up a research project. The training program on research into ageing was disseminated at multiple occasions both at the University and in the schools.....
April 08 2016
Sara has snuggled down on the sofa between Mummy and Daddy. The family is watching Sara's favourite programme about Stella the horse. Stella gives birth to her much longed-for foal. Sara wonders how she came about. Mummy and Daddy explain with simple words the concepts of IVF.
April 08 2016
Springer recently published the book “Longevity Genes. A Blueprint for Aging” edited by Gil Atzmon, which covers the whole palette of genetic component studies in order to expose readers to the major research efforts associated with aging today. Erik van den Akker, Joris Deelen, Eline Slagboom and Marian Beekman have written the 6th chapter “Exome and Whole Genome Sequencing in Aging and Longevity”, blz 127-139.
May 26 2015
Joost van den Heuvel published a paper in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology about the plasticity of fies in response to food. He concluded that the expression of life-history traits in adult life is affected not only by adult plasticity, but also by early adult life experiences.
November 27 2014
Participants of the Growing Old Together Study convened at the LUMC in Leiden. The Dutch national newspaper Trouw gave an impression of the day .
May 17 2014
A Dutch Journal called 'Voedingswaarde' interviewed prof dr Eline Slagboom about lifestyle intervention in older adults and the influence of genetics on healthy lifespan.
April 01 2014
Prof dr Eline Slagboom from the Leiden University Medical Center presents ageing research as exciting, important, and worthy of the attention of “bright young minds”.
March 31 2014
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