Older but wiser: the science of healthy ageing

What can really be done to promote longevity? Modern science can tell us an increasing amount about the ageing process, understanding that process is the first step in combatting many age-related conditions. It also opens the door on ways to keep ageing at bay. How can we slow the process? This lecture will provide the latest information on the relationship between nutrition and ageing, exercise, hormones and other science relating to ageing.

About the Speakers

Professor David Le Couteur

Professor David Le Couteur

David Le Couteur is Professor Geriatric Medicine at the University of Sydney, Senior Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine in the Central Sydney Area Health Service and Director of the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing. His research interests include the biology of ageing, the ageing liver, geriatric pharmacology, falls and Parkinson's disease. He is Director of the Ageing and Alzheimers Research Foundation.

Professor Stephen Simpson

Professor Stephen Simpson

Professor Stephen Simpson is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney, having returned to Australia in 2005 as an ARC Federation Fellow after 22 years at Oxford where he was Professor of Entomology and Curator of the University Museum of Natural History.

Together with colleague David Raubenheimer, Stephen developed an integrative modelling framework for nutrition (the Geometric Framework), which was devised and tested using insects but has since been applied to a wide range of organisms, from slime moulds to humans, and problems, from aquaculture and conservation biology to the dietary causes of human obesity and ageing. In addition to nutritional biology, Stephen’s research on locusts has led to an understanding of locust swarming that links chemical events in the brains of individual insects to landscape-scale mass migration.

In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, in 2008 he was awarded the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, in 2009 he was named NSW Scientist of the Year, and in 2010 he was named as the Wigglesworth Medallist by the Royal Entomological Society of London.

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Duration 1:10:27 - Lecture begins at 08:11
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The following are recordings of the audio of the lecture accompanied by the slides that were displayed.

Introduction - Professors Stephen Leeder and Richard Lindley
Duration: 08:19 minutes (35.9 Mb)

Caloric Restriction and Ageing Revisited - Professor Steve Simpson
Duration: 33:31 minutes (112 Mb)

Introduction of next speaker - Professor Richard Lindley
Duration: 01:52 minutes (11.5 Mb)

How to prevent ageing - Professor David Le Couteur
Duration: 26:30 minutes (94.2 Mb)

Duration: 12:38 minutes (29.2 Mb)