October 18th, 2011

Living Lab Sets Up at a Seniors Residence

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Scientists are learning intriguing lessons in laboratory experiments about how to stave off disease as people age…The Charter House, a high-rise residential facility adjacent to the Mayo Clinic here, houses 400 older people—average age 75—most of whom live independently in their own apartments. Mayo Clinic researchers are setting up a living lab inside the facility called the Healthy Aging and Independent Living lab, or HAIL, to test strategies for extending the so-called health span of the seniors—the number of years living on one's own and free of major disease.

Wall Street Journal, Shirley Wang, 10/18/11

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