The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into ageing published on Friday 15 January The report into healthy ageing has been published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, following an in-depth inquiry for which CMAR's director was Special Adviser
CMAR Director Professor Janet Lord contributed to the Taskforce’s latest report, ‘The ageing immune system and COVID-19’ which has now been published on the British Society for Immunology’s website. It is currently being sent to all parliamentarians in the House of Commons, House of Lords, the Senedd, the Scottish Parliament, and the Stormont, as well as a multitude of other stakeholders.
CMAR Deputy Director Professor Paul Greenhaff contributed to 'A National Covid-19 Resilience Programme: Improving the health and wellbeing of older people during the pandemic' launched today. The Physiological Society and the Centre for Ageing Better brought together physiologists, nutritionists, geriatricians, physiotherapists and clinicians to discuss three critical areas where the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on older people required greater consideration.
CMAR principal investigator Dileep Lobo, a Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery has published an important paper on the prevention of postoperative opioid harm.
Scientists here at the University of Birmingham have undertaken a study with colleagues at Kings College London in order to assess the relationship between age and a diverse range of physiological functions in a cohort of highly active older individuals (cyclists) aged 55–79 years in whom the effects of lifestyle factors would be ameliorated.
Two of the Centre’s Primary Investigators Dr Carolyn Greig and Dr Anna Phillips both have articles featuring in the Spring edition of ‘Innov-age magazine’