BioMed Research International

Aging and Longevity between Genetic Background and Lifestyle Intervention


Publishing date
23 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2014

1Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy

2Department of Nutrition Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

3National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F.), Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology Division of Biological Research & Biotechnology (IBRB), 48 Vas. Constantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens, Greece


Aging and Longevity between Genetic Background and Lifestyle Intervention

Description

The research on the determinants of the age related decline and on the mechanisms that allow to postpone aging and achieve longevity is continuously growing, due to the great interest that modern societies (where the population segment older than 65 is, in most cases, almost one-third of the whole population) have for aging. In particular, the current research has focused on the genetic basis of lifespan modulation and also on the possible interventions (such as interventions on diet) which can modulate the aging phenotype and lifespan. Both approaches have been pursued by studying model organisms (namely, nematodes, drosophila, and mice) and by studying human population cohorts. At this moment we begin to have an idea of the complex mechanisms underlying aging, of the genetic basis of the interindividual differences of the aging phenotype and lifespan, and also of the possible strategies that can be used to postpone the age related physical and cognitive decline.

This issue aims at collecting new data on the field of aging and longevity and at reviewing the most recent researches in the field, in order to give an updated snapshot of the knowledge on the subject and also of the different perspectives where the problem of aging and longevity can be observed from.

Thus we invite researchers to contribute original research articles and updated review articles on the following. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aging in model organisms
  • Human aging
  • The biology of physical and cognitive decline
  • The genetic and epigenetic biomarkers of aging
  • Nutrition, healthy aging, and longevity
  • Lifestyle, healthy aging, and longevity
  • Microbiota, healthy aging, and longevity
  • Demography of longevity

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/geriatrics/ging/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9175369
  • - Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells as a Laboratory to Study Dementia in the Elderly”

Beatrice Arosio | Claudio D'Addario | ... | Daniela Mari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 516402
  • - Editorial

Aging and Longevity between Genetic Background and Lifestyle Intervention

Giuseppe Passarino | Giuseppina Rose | ... | Efstathios S. Gonos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 101286
  • - Research Article

Alteration of ROS Homeostasis and Decreased Lifespan in S. cerevisiae Elicited by Deletion of the Mitochondrial Translocator FLX1

Teresa Anna Giancaspero | Emilia Dipalo | ... | Maria Barile
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 308690
  • - Review Article

Calorie Restriction in Mammals and Simple Model Organisms

Giusi Taormina | Mario G. Mirisola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 169203
  • - Review Article

Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells as a Laboratory to Study Dementia in the Elderly

Beatrice Arosio | Claudio D'Addario | ... | Daniela Mari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 560340
  • - Review Article

The Three Genetics (Nuclear DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and Gut Microbiome) of Longevity in Humans Considered as Metaorganisms

Paolo Garagnani | Chiara Pirazzini | ... | Claudio Franceschi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 580852
  • - Research Article

PTEN Mediates the Antioxidant Effect of Resveratrol at Nutritionally Relevant Concentrations

Marta Inglés | Juan Gambini | ... | Consuelo Borrás
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 831841
  • - Review Article

Biology of Ageing and Role of Dietary Antioxidants

Cheng Peng | Xiaobo Wang | ... | Zhen-Yu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 404680
  • - Review Article

Effect of Antioxidants Supplementation on Aging and Longevity

Izabela Sadowska-Bartosz | Grzegorz Bartosz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 916542
  • - Review Article

Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in Older People

Sabrina Garasto | Sergio Fusco | ... | Fabrizia Lattanzio
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