ABOUT AGEING LAB
This joint laboratory of the Hospital Universitario de Getafe and the CTB-UPM was created in 2015 to take advantage of the synergies derived from the collaboration of clinical experts in ageing from the Hospital Universitario de Getafe, together with their worldwide community of collaborators, and technologists from the CTB-UPM into a multi-disciplinary research team. These synergies allow the validation of research activities in patients treated at their usual health care setting; thus, fostering translational research.
The consequences of ageing are a major challenge for modern societies. The WHO “World Report on Ageing and Health” (October 2015) states that assistance and care for the elderly must aim to maintaining functional autonomy rather than treating or curing a disease. The Ageing Lab focuses on one of the main health-related problems in the older people: disability; and its main risk factor: frailty. Disability has a strong impact on both people’s quality of life (individual impact) and healthcare and social systems sustainability (socio-economic impact).
Web del laboratorio. http://ageinglab.ctb.upm.es