ECHO: Early conditions, delayed adult effects and morbidity, disability, and mortality in modern human populations


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Nombre/Name
ECHO: Early conditions, delayed adult effects and morbidity, disability, and mortality in modern human populations
 
Referencia de proyecto/Project Code
ECHO-ERC Grant Agreement Number 788582
 
Investigador principal/Principal Investigator
 
 
 
Fecha de inicio/Start Year
2019-03-01
 
Fecha de finalización/End Year
2024-02-29
 
Instituto/Institute
CSIC - Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía (IEGD)
 
Descripción/Description
This project aims to reformulate and generalize standard theories of human health and mortality. It proposes new formal models and a systematic agenda to empirically test hypotheses that link developmental biology, epigenetics and adult human illness, disability and mortality. We seek to break new ground developing innovative formal models for illnesses and mortality, testing new hypotheses about the evolution of human health and, to the extent permitted by findings, reformulating standard theories to make them applicable to a less restrictive segment of populations than they are now. Over the past two decades there has been massive growth of research on the nature of delayed adult effects of conditions experienced in early life. This field of research is known as the Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease (DOHaD).
 
 
Fuente de Financiación/Funding
European Research Council
 
Publicaciones/Publications
 
Fecha de actualización/Last update
2022-07-04