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Aging Populations (03:02)


Ireland is estimated to have 22% of its population over the age of 65 within 25 years. Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain uses and aging suite to understand some of the struggles the elderly population faces.

Osteoporosis (06:47)

Sinead Tobin explains the complications associated with osteoporosis. Professor Fergal O'Brien leads a research team to investigate the differences between adult and youth bone cells, and develop new biomaterials to reduce bone loss in aging populations.

Cosmetics Turned Therapeutic (04:15)

Professor Oliver Dolly explains the mechanism behind Botox. BONT is a derivative of Botox designed to target and treat chronic pain at the source.

Snail Fur (01:48)

This Cnidarian species live on hermit crabs and have the ability to prevent biological aging through the use of preserved embryonic stem cells.

Bats and Aging (06:34)

Bats do not show signs of aging like other mammals; scientists analyze their DNA to find out why. Telomeres might be the answer to the process of aging.

Credits:10 Things to Know About (Series 2): Staying Young (00:42)

Credits:10 Things to Know About (Series 2): Staying Young

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We live in a country with a rapidly ageing population yet we’re still obsessed with holding on to our youth. In the first episode of this series we look at some of the new ways in which science is trying to help us stay young. Aoibhinn tries out an ‘Ageing Suit’ that restricts movement, impairs vision and hearing, and ages her 40 years in 5 mins, Kathriona meets DCU’s Professor Oliver Dolly to find out about variant of Botox which could be used to help cure chronic pain, and Jonathan meets RCSI’s Prof Fergal O’Brien who is conducting exciting new research that shows that what we can learn from children’s’ genes about their amazing capacity to create and repair bone could hold the key to a cure for Osteoporosis. Finally, Fergus reveals a jellyfish-like species that lives under the sea and may have already found the way to outrun time, and Aoibhinn travels to the gothic churches of Brittany, France with IRC’s Prof Emma Teeling to find out bats could hold the ultimate key to staying young.

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL144332

ISBN: 978-1-64198-954-1

Copyright date: ©2016

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