Vertebrate aging research 2006

Steven N. Austad

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This Hot Topics review, the first in a projected annual series, discusses those articles, published in the last year, which seem likely to have a major impact on our understanding of the aging process in mammals and the links between aging and late-life illnesses. The year's highlights include studies of oxidation damage in the very-long-lived naked mole-rat, and of caloric restriction in monkeys, humans, and growth hormone-unresponsive mice. Two studies of resveratrol, one showing its ability to extend lifespan in a short-lived fish, the other demonstrating beneficial effects in mice subjected to a diet high in fat, may well be harbingers of a parade of intervention studies in the coming decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalAging cell
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007


  • Antioxidants
  • Caloric restriction
  • Fish longevity
  • Growth hormone
  • Immune function
  • Naked mole-rat
  • Resveratrol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Cell Biology


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