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Day 4: A Focus on Aging Populations

Celebrating Biology Week 2015

Our world is aging rapidly and by 2050 it’s expected that the proportion of the global population over 60 will have doubled. The fact that far more of us are living far longer is causing a stark shift in disease epidemiology and challenging the scientific community to adapt.

In support of Biology Week we would like to showcase some important and amazing science published by authors tackling the fundamental challenges posed by an aging population.

Editor's Roundtable

The past, present and future of neurodegeneration research

In our roundtable, Editors-in-Chief of Molecular Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy discuss how the field of neurodegeneration research has changed during their careers and where they see significant progress occurring in the future.

Blog Posts

Facing the challenge of population aging

We currently live in a world full of unpredictable challenges, whether they be in the form of the drug resistant microbes and emerging infectious diseases that threaten our health, or the global impacts of climate change. Amongst so much uncertainty one trend however is clear: we’re getting older...

Alzheimer’s is on the rise, what needs to be done?

Marc Wortmann from Alzheimer’s Disease International talks more about what’s needed to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and their families.

Quiz: What Do You Know About Alzheimer’s?

Test whether you know your facts from fiction on this widespread disease.

Read our Top Articles on Aging and Age-Related Disorders

As the functional capacity of our biological systems decline with age the risk of physical and mental health problems rises sharply. In support of Biology Week we would like to highlight some of the excellent research published by scientists tackling the key biological questions underpinning our understanding of the aging process and age-related disorders.

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