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Can ageing really be ‘treated’ or ‘cured’? An evolutionary biologist explains – UNSW Newsroom

As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions – old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.

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As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions – old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call ageing.
In recent decades, weve come leaps and bounds in treating and preventing some of the worlds leading age-related diseases, such as coronary heart disease, dementia and Alzheimers disease.
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