As the human body ages, it changes. Tissues and organs degrade, cells adapt their functions, genes turn on and off, even our DNA mutates. Our experiences leave their mark and time itself is the ultimate environmental factor. As the populations of many countries becomes older as a whole, what science can tell us about these processes is becoming more and more important.
This zone includes scientists who are measuring fitness in adults over 65 years old, understanding how sport can help you stay healthy, studying how viruses can make your immune system age, looking at the changes in the brain that cause dementia, or looking at how mice age and what we can learn from that.