Slowing human ageing

David L. Wilson

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Abstract

Knowledge of why and how we age is pointing to ways to extend human longevity. Studies in model organisms indicate that increasing the expression of repair and maintenance genes results in slower ageing and increased life expectancy. It might soon be possible to achieve such slowing of ageing in humans. The evidence for, and societal consequences of, such an advance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalQuality in Ageing
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Gene regulation
  • Longevity extension
  • Repair and maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Care Planning

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Wilson, D. L. (2009). Slowing human ageing. Quality in Ageing, 10(2), 23-29.

Slowing human ageing. / Wilson, David L.

In: Quality in Ageing, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.06.2009, p. 23-29.

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Wilson, DL 2009, 'Slowing human ageing', Quality in Ageing, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 23-29.
Wilson DL. Slowing human ageing. Quality in Ageing. 2009 Jun 1;10(2):23-29.
Wilson, David L. / Slowing human ageing. In: Quality in Ageing. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 23-29.
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