Integrated research on Developmental determinants of Ageing and Longevity


The results iimg 1850n 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.

NCHA explains epigenetics according to dr. Bastiaan Heijmans

The Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Ageing explains to the Dutch audience the mechanisms of epigenetics according to dr. Bastiaan Heijmans. He wrote together with John Mill van de University of Exeter a review for Nature Revies Genetics entitled: From promises to practical strategies in epigenetic epidemiology.

June 13 2013 Author: IDEAL media

AAAS interviewed Dr. Bastiaan Heijmans to give his view on "How Does Fetal Environment Influence Later Health?"

The American Association of Advance Science discussed in a news focus the question "How Does Fetal Environment Influence Later Health?" amongst other with Dr Bastiaan Heijmans from the Leiden University Medical Center.

June 07 2013 Author: IDEAL media

Book chapter by Graham Pawelec in "Immunosenescence"


Prof dr Gramham Pawelec from the Tübingen University Medical School contributed a book chapter to the book Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioral Determinants. The book chapter is jointly written by Ludmila Müller and entitled: Introduction to Ageing of the Adaptive Immune System.

June 01 2013 Author: IDEAL media

IDEAL research in Pan European Networks: Government

paneuropean6 2013In the 6th issue (page 76-77) of the Pan European Networks: Government of 2013, the PIs of the IDEAL project, prof. dr. Eline Slagboom and prof. dr. Bas Zwaan, explain the aims of the project and the impact of future results.


May 15 2013 Author: IDEAL media

Feature article about longevity in National Geographic May 2013

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Giuseppe Passarino from the University of Calabria has contributed to the feature article about longevity in the May 2013 issue of National Geographics. Fritz Hoffmann provided the photographs accompanying the article.



May 01 2013 Author: IDEAL media

IDEAL lecture on Danish TV: "We age differently"

lene christiansenLene Christiansen from University of Southern Denmark gave a lecture for Danish broadcasting at 17th of March 2013. Her lecture was entitled: "We age differently"





March 17 2013 Author: IDEAL media

Ageing research: meeting with longlived families

Around 200 peopMeeting with longlived family memberspresentatie in de zaalle who participate in the Leiden Longevity Study joined a meeting organized by prof dr Eline Slagboom of the Leiden University Medical Center on February 9, 2013 where they were informed about the progress of the research. They could talk to the researchers, got information about a healthy lifestyle  and could check their own DNA.

February 09 2013 Author: IDEAL media

Does IVF weaken our gene pool?

At HOE?ZO! Radio professor Bas Zwaan was invited to answer the question: Does IVF weaken our gene pool?

January 21 2013 Author: IDEAL media

Footprints of selection in wild populations of Bicyclus anynana along a latitudinal cline

Professor Bas Zwaan explained the results published by his PhD student Maaike de Jong at Dutch radio broadcasting "Vroege Vogels".

December 16 2012 Author: IDEAL media

Do people in Africa evolve faster than in Europe?

At HOE?ZO! Radio professor Bas Zwaan answered the question: Do people in Africa evolve faster than in Europe?

October 19 2012 Author: IDEAL media


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