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We cannot treat diseases individually anymore - a new strategy to fight the pandemic

Gerontologists who study the science of ageing proposed that targeting ageing-related pathologies can be a new strategy to fight the pandemic and the health and economic benefits will outlive COVID-19.

“Ageing is the one that drives the disease,” says Nir Barzilai, the director of the Institute for Ageing Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The older one becomes, the higher the chances that one develops conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurodegeneration. “We cannot treat diseases individually anymore. What we need to do is to target the ageing effect because only [by] targeting the aging effect, will everything [be affected].


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