Science

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Alkahest founders Tony Wyss-Coray and Karoly Nikolich

Age is the major risk factor for many of the leading causes of death in the world, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and dementia. Old age is accompanied by a precipitous decline in brain function and more than a third of people 85 years and older suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. With a rapidly aging population pushing the boundaries of what healthcare systems can support, there has been an unprecedented interest in aging and longevity from the public, the scientific community, and industry. Our focus is on improved vitality and function into old age to live the fullest life possible. Recent scientific, technological advances and empirical findings offer unprecedented opportunities to develop interventions that target aging processes with the goal to extend quality of life in old age.