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The role of research in Canada for the future of ageing

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging explores how Canada’s researchers are meeting the needs of an ageing population, now and in the future
Physical activity

Physical activity and ageing: Recommendations that will translate into greater practice

Isabelle J. Dionne, Professor at Université deSherbrooke provides a compelling analysis of physical activity (PA) and ageing, focussing on how to develop recommendations that will translate into greater practice
developmental biology

How developmental biology changes our lives

Shyh-Jye Lee (Jeff), Ph. D, President of the Taiwanese Society of Developmental Biology (TSDB) explains the way in which developmental biology impacts upon our lives
The Accessibility Act

The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament reveals his thoughts on The Accessibility Act, focussing on improving life for people in Europe with disabilities
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‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says
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Promoting research, science and innovation in Europe

The work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas was previously Secretary of the State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. One of Moedas’s main priorities today is social...
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Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI)

Prof. Anna C. Whittaker from University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences looks at the need for ageing research in Europe Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost 1 in 5 of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life...

Electronics and photonics: Key enabling technologies

Slovak University of Technology’s Professor Daniel Donoval highlights the scope as well as the influence of electronics and photonics in the modern world

Health Accord: Healthcare for all

Open Access Government highlights how Health Minister, Jane Philpott aims to improve the lives of all Canadians through their new Health Accord Plan
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Italy’s ageing population and the healthcare challenge

Open Access Government examines some of the statistics around Italy's ageing population, related health challenges, and policy action to address the issue Italy is currently the country with the second highest number of older people – behind Germany. In 2013, it was estimated that more than 12 million elderly people...
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Social care system on verge of collapse, say Age UK

Charity Age UK say the social care system is on the brink of disaster, with more than a million older people not receiving the help they need Drawing on new statistics and Age UK analysis, ‘The Health and Care of Older People in England 2017’ highlights the challenges facing older...
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The role of small heat shock proteins in human diseases

Professor Serena Carra and her collaborators are investigating the important role of small heat shock proteins in age-related neurodegenerative diseases Cells are frequently exposed to stress conditions that can damage their proteome, with consequences for their viability. To maintain a healthy proteome and preserve cell function, cells evolved a protein...
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Pilot project succeeds at reducing loneliness in older people

A pilot project run by Age UK testing new approaches to reducing loneliness in older people has found success in tackling the isolation that affects so many WIth recent research showing that nearly 500,000 people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone and a further half a...
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Career development in public administration

Professor Mark Priestley from the University of Leeds considers the options for professional career development in public administration No one said dealing with an ageing population, managing migration levels and stabilising levels of unemployment would be an easy task. But as someone seeking to make a positive impact on society,...

Can we sustain an ageing population?

With people living longer, and health systems under strain, AG looks at the worldwide impact of an ageing population…

Managing an ageing population

Professor Carol Jagger from the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University speaks to Editor Laura Evans about why the population is living longer… In the UK there are around 11.4 million people aged 65 or over. Over a third of the total population in the UK is 50 years...

The impact of ageing globally

AG highlights the impact of an ageing population as detailed by the World Health Organization (WHO)… According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between now and 2050, the number of people over the age of 60 throughout the world is expected to rise, from 11% in 2000 to 22%. The...

Profile: Striving towards a better understanding of delirium management

Delirium is an acute disorder affecting the brain. Little is known about the actual biologic processes that lead to delirium although multiple hypotheses have been proposed. Delirium is a ubiquitous disorder seen in all patient populations, and can accompany other illnesses or stressful situations. Prevalence rates range from 10%...

Profile: The Challenges of Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine in an Aged Population

Over 60% of the major problems of health in developed countries are represented by cardiovascular disorders (25-30%), cancer (20-25%), and brain disorders (10-15%). Of particular importance for their cost and chronic disability are mental disorders, which affect 1-2% of the population, and neurodegenerative disorders and dementia, with a progressive...

Adapting to an ageing population

Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division at the OECD speaks to Editor Laura Evans, and sheds light on an ageing population Throughout Europe and even worldwide, the population is living longer. Between the years 1970 and 2013 the world’s elderly population life expectancy has expanded by 10 years. In 1970...

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