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Neuroendocrine Immune Networks in Ageing (NINA)

Start date: Dec 1, 2009, End date: Nov 30, 2013,

Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020 almost 1 in 5 of the European population will be aged over 65. However, although life expectancy is increasing in the developed world, the period of good health enjoyed by its people is not keeping pace. The ageing population is thus a major health and economic issue for Europe. Although ageing is a complex process, we know much about its a ...
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Understanding and combating human age-related muscle weakness (MYOAGE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

Ageing of skeletal muscle results in a progressive loss of mobility that decreases the quality of life and has major economic and social consequences for society at large. Increasing muscle weakness is a major component of muscle ageing. In the elderly muscles become atrophic (loss in muscle mass) and weaker (loss in muscle force), more susceptible to damage and consequently regenerate and recover ...
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