Prof. Tzipi Strauss, head of Sheba's Longevity Center, speaks on the quest for a healthier, longer life through 'omics' sciences.

The aim of longevity medicine is to address our biological age and strive to bring it to a level where we can achieve peak performance. Prof. Tzipi Strauss, a distinguished Pediatrician and Neonatologist who has served as the Director of the Neonatology Department for 11 years and now heads the new Longevity Center at Sheba Medical Center delves into the fascinating world of “omics” and its pivotal role in understanding longevity.

The Multifaceted World of Omics

The “omics” revolution encompasses various facets of our biology. Transcriptomics takes us into the intricate movements of our DNA by examining gene alterations. Proteomics allows us to monitor the proteins in our bodies, with a specific focus on inflammatory markers, revealing the profound link between inflammation and aging. Microbiomics explores the vast ecosystem of our microbiome, the millions of bacteria in our gut that significantly impact our overall well-being. Lastly, metabolomics unravels the secrets of small molecules excreted by our cells, offering insights into the functions of vital organs like the kidneys and liver.

Discovering Your True Biological Age at Sheba’s Longevity Center

What sets Sheba’s Longevity Center apart is its holistic approach. By amalgamating data from diverse sources such as genetics, proteins, microbiome, facial features, sleep patterns, and physical activity, the longevity team employs advanced machine learning techniques to calculate your real age. This is not merely the number of years on your calendar but a true reflection of how you’ve treated your body over time—your biological age. It’s a groundbreaking journey into the science of aging and the quest for a healthier, longer life.

Prof. Tzipi Strauss, a distinguished Pediatrician and Neonatologist who has served as the Director of the Neonatology Department for 11 years and now heads the new Longevity Center at Sheba Medical Center

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