2021 Science of Aging Webinar Series 1 - Targeting Biological Aging: A New Paradigm for 21st Century Medicine

Biological age is the greatest risk factor for nearly every major cause of death and disability, including COVID-19. Yet, traditional biomedical research and clinical approaches have generally focused on waiting until people are sick and treating individual diseases one at a time. Attempts to cure age-related diseases have proven unsuccessful, and the impact of “disease-first” approaches continue to be incremental. Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, presents recent advances in understanding the mechanisms linking biological aging to disease (geroscience) have identified interventions that directly target the molecular hallmarks of aging. Unlike disease-specific approaches, such interventions have the potential to prevent multiple diseases of aging simultaneously, thereby greatly enhancing health span and life span for most individuals.