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Resolve Chronic Inflammation and Achieve Healthy Ageing by Understanding Non-regenerative Repair


. Healthy Ageing and Regenerative Medicine .

8th European Congress of Biogerontology jointly organised with the 2nd international RESOLVE meeting . 10th - 13th March 2013 . Beer-Sheva . Israel


A brief report by Vadim Fraifeld, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva:

The meeting started at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, and continued at the Dead Sea. This outstanding event was in continuation of the activities of the Biological Section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics; European Region (IAGG-ER,, in a close cooperation with the Consortium of RESOLVE.

Internationally acknowledged speakers presented their results related to the major questions:

  • Is ageing a common mechanism of age-related diseases?
  • How can the breakthroughs in regenerative medicine help in promoting healthy lifespan?
  • What are other ways to promote a healthy lifespan?

The meeting provided a unique arena for discussing these principle questions, which may have a crucial impact on the progress in ageing research and for developing new strate- gies in health policy. A special emphasis should be placed on age-related pathology associated with an imbalanced fibroproliferative repair, an emerging challenge of the 21st century.

The major conclusion of the meeting: Understanding and combating the fibroproliferative disorders as well as other age-related diseases could be achieved only in the context of ageing.

The Programme and Abstracts are available at the congress website:


Picture 1: The participants of the ECB 2013.
Picture 2: At the Senat Hall, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva.
Picture 3: Paricipants of the ECB 2013 "on the road".
Picture 4: Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Poster Session at the Dead Sea.
Picture 5: Prof. Suresh Rattan (President Biological Section of IAAG-ER) and Prof. Vadim Fraifeld (Chair of the ECB 2013).