This week, Professor Lynne Cox from Oxford University’s department of biochemistry joined us on Zoom to tell us about her work in geroscience, a field dedicated to studying the biological reasons for aging. We’re learning that, as it ages, the human body finds it increasingly difficult to maintain its vital internal equilibrium, until it reaches the point of no return. Geroscientists such as Professor Cox are discovering that there are tiny molecules in our bodies that could bring us closer to understanding this tipping point. Her research identifies potential targets for therapeutic research which could massively improve the quality of life for an ageing population and so reduce the strain on the health and social care systems in this country and around the world.
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18 January 2022