LONG TERM IMMUNOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES IN ADVERSITY-DIVERGENT TWINS

  • Turner, Jonathan (PI)
  • D’Ambrosio, Conchita (CoPI)
  • Vögele, Claus (CoPI)
  • Diewald, Martin (CoPI)

Project Details

Description

Socioeconomic conditions have a significant impact on health and disease. Despite considerable effort, these socioeconomically associated healthdisparities represent a substantial economic burden and psychosocial challenge. In many cases living in poor socioeconomic conditions represents amajor contributor to both acute and chronic care expenditures. Accelerated immunological ageing, the natural decline in immune functioning with age maybe the key to understanding these health disparities. we have assembled a highly interdisciplinary team that brings the TwinLife sociological cohorttogether with an economist, a psychologist and an immunologist/epigeneticist. By addressing not only the biology, but the socioeconomic environment wehope to gain a deeper understanding of how our social environment affects out health. Our goal is to inform public policy, and in the longer-term influencecommunity-based prophylactic approaches to intervention, eventually allowing health disparities based on socioeconomic status and their associated coststo be reduced.
AcronymImmunoTwin
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/09/2130/09/25

Funding

  • FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche: €587,722.00

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