The biological sciences section program at the 60th Annual Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America

Rita B. Effros, Steven Austad, Helen Blau, Marie Francoise Chesselet, Donald Ingram, Thomas E. Johnson, Matt Kaeberlein, Vicki Lundblad, Roger McCarter, Janet McElhaney, Michael Saag

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In this era of genomics and other exciting technical advances, research on the biology of aging is undergoing a renaissance. This report summarizes 10 cutting-edge areas of research covered in symposia that spanned such topics as stem cells, novel vaccine strategies, nutritional sensing, new concepts of Parkinson's disease, high throughput screening for aging interventions, manipulating telomerase in cancer and immunodeficiency, synergy between aging and HIV disease, and epigenetic influences on aging. Novel animal models, including those showing no evidence of aging, as well as ethical and political implications of embryonic stem cells and alternative medicine are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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