Producer
Director
Duncan Copp, Stefanie Kern
Producer
16:9 HDTV
Genre
Science
Broadcaster
United Docs
Length
1 x 10'
Editor
Year
2011
Mark-Age
Question of age

To establish biomarkers of human ageing, 26 groups in 14 European countries have joined forces in the "European Study to Establish Biomarkers of Human Ageing (MARK-AGE)".

The scientific background is as follows: The rate of ageing in humans is not uniform, age-related changes in body function or composition that serve as a measure of "biological" age and could predict the occurrence of age-related diseases and/or remaining lifespan are called "biomarkers of ageing". The MARK-AGE project is conducting a population study (3,700 subjects) to identify a range of biomarkers of ageing. The range of candidate biomarkers to be tested includes (a) "classic" ones for which data from several smaller studies have already been published; (b) "novel" ones based on current preliminary data; and (c) "novel" ones based on current research on mechanistic aspects of ageing.

 

 

Mark-Age: Question of age

To establish biomarkers of human ageing, 26 groups in 14 European countries have joined forces in the "European Study to Establish Biomarkers of Human Ageing (MARK-AGE)".

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