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11

Feb

2019

11

Feb

2019

Mildly Worded Support for the Treatment of Aging as a Medical Condition from the Mainstream of the Research Community

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The largest institutions are always the most conservative, late to the party. Even now, as clearance of senescent cells is shown in mice to increase life span and reverse measures of aging and many age-related diseases, and an industry of senolytic therapies is pulling in hundreds of millions in venture funding, support from the major institutions of aging research for targeting the causes of aging is lukewarm and very carefully worded. This is the way of things, unfortunately. Still, there is clearly movement in the right direction.

Medical care for older adults has long focused on preventing and treating chronic diseases and the conditions that come with them. But now, geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding – one honed at a conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) – can lead to better and more effective interventions by targeting the aging process itself rather than discrete conditions or concerns. “Aging is complex and varies from one person to the next, but there’s a

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