For people smack in the mad mid-life rush of managing full-time careers, dependent children, and aging parents, nothing feels so short in supply as time.
But there is time to get it all done, says psychologist Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. The only problem is that we’ve arranged life all wrong.
As life expectancies are growing and the 100-year-life is becoming more common, how can Americans, the U.S. government and employers best prepare for the challenges and opportunities of longevity? Meet the Longevity Project, the new initiative designed to come up with some answers.
Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications.
From cryonic baths to ozone saunas, scientists and companies are chasing a magic pill that will cure ageing.
As more people live well into their 90s and even surpass their 100th birthdays, scientists and researchers are studying just what they’re doing (and not doing) to live long lives.
Buck Institute scientists are focused on extending the healthy years of life. Our unique interdisciplinary research is targeted at influencing the aging process itself in order to prevent or delay the disorders commonly associated with aging – Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, arthritis, stroke, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease, eye diseases, among others.
Extending healthy productive human life through research.
The Stanford Center on Longevity is creating a New Map of Life™ so that we can be mentally sharp, physically fit and financially secure throughout century-long lives filled with a sense of belonging, purpose and worth.
Research on aging and the aging process leads the way to a greater understanding of all age-related diseases. It has the potential to improve public health to a far greater extent than science that examines only one disease at a time.
Our mission is to create a bridge between the practice, policy and research communities to advance the development of high-quality health, housing and supportive services for America''s aging population.