28th October 2019
With an ageing population becoming an ever important topic of discussion, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will be questioning academic experts, on Tuesday 29th October, to inform its inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age.
During the session the Committee is set seek answers on what advances are being made in medical treatments that target age-related diseases and the ageing process.
Areas of questioning are likely to include:
- Should aging be treated as a disease/condition in and of itself?
- In what timeframes may treatments that tackle the ageing process be ready for use in the NHS?
- If treatments, such as senolytics, that target the whole ageing process prove to be promising how and whom would they be administered?
- What challenges face the development and trialling of treatments that target the ageing process?
Witnesses will include Professor Sir Michael Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Trust Board of Governors and Professor Lynne Cox, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford.