The rapidly aging population is a worldwide phenomenon, particularly in Singapore. Frailty and Sarcopenia are established syndromes in the elderly where there is increased vulnerability due to diminished physiologic reserve. Left unrecognized, a frailty cascade develops leading rise to the development of morbidity, disability, readmissions, institutionalization and death. There is an urgent need to assess objectively apparently healthy elders upstream so as to institute appropriate interventions which may then delay or reverse these syndromes, and lessen the burden of healthcare.
The Aging, Biomechanics, Frailty and Sarcopenia theme (ABS) is an integrated, comprehensive and shared platform for the study of the science and biomechanics in aging through in-vitro and in-vivo research and from bench to community. The ABS theme is anchored by three complementary sub-platforms:
Research Theme Lead:
Prof Mcgrouther Duncan Gus A/Prof Ng Yee Sien
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