IISc Launches Longevity India Initiative for Healthy Aging

  • 20 Apr 2024

On 18th April 2024, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) unveiled the 'Longevity India Initiative' to address aging-related issues and extend human 'healthspan.'

Key Points

  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: The initiative involves researchers, clinicians, industry, and civil society to tackle aging challenges comprehensively.
  • Comprehensive Clinical Study: A large-scale clinical study, with involvement from various IISc departments, aims to explore aging-related issues in-depth.
  • Focus on Research: IISc emphasizes fundamental and applied research to deepen understanding of aging and develop solutions for improving quality of life.
  • Collaboration with Industry: Industry collaboration is crucial, with leading companies offering technologies and support to advance aging-related research.
  • Raising Awareness: The initiative challenges the notion of aging as an inevitable fate and aims to promote healthy aging through research-based interventions.
  • Urgency and Impact: With India's aging population projected to grow significantly, the initiative aims to address the urgent need for solutions in geriatric healthcare and technology development.