Journal of Aging Research

Physiological Changes Associated with Aging and Immobility


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1School of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

2Biomodel Performance Laboratory, Space Biosciences Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA

3Section of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University; Academic Centre, University Hospital Llandough, Penarth CF64 2XX, UK


Physiological Changes Associated with Aging and Immobility

Description

The aging process is largely determined by genetic factors but also influenced by a wide range of environmental factors such as diet, exercise, exposure to micro-organisms, pollutants, and ionizing radiation. It has long been established that periods of immobility such as prolonged hospital bedrest, or reduced periods of mobility, can induce physiological changes that in many cases mirror those seen in normal aging. With the average lifespan of the UK population increasing, it is essential that the knowledge base examining the effects of normal aging and immobility be developed and expanded.

Researchers are invited to submit original research articles as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aging of major organ systems
  • Aging of muscle and skin
  • Immobility and sarcopaenia
  • Physiological effects of prolonged bedrest or immobility
  • Physiological changes associated with negative gravity/spaceflight
  • Use of model organisms to determine effects of immobility
  • Use of model organisms to determine effects of aging

Articles published in this special issue will not be subject to the journal's Article Processing Charges.

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 468469
  • - Editorial

Physiological Changes Associated with Aging and Immobility

Yamni Nigam | John Knight | ... | Antony Bayer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 481983
  • - Research Article

Low-Dose, Ionizing Radiation and Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Microarchitecture

Joshua S. Alwood | Akhilesh Kumar | ... | Ruth K. Globus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 158279
  • - Review Article

Age-Related Loss of Muscle Mass and Strength

Geoffrey Goldspink
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 567143
  • - Research Article

Aging Phenotypes of Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)

Corinna N. Ross | Kenneth Davis | ... | Suzette D. Tardif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 436251
  • - Review Article

Apathy as Marker of Frail Status

Roberta Semprini | Adele Lubrano | ... | Alessandro Martorana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 708905
  • - Review Article

A Qualitative Review of Balance and Strength Performance in Healthy Older Adults: Impact for Testing and Training

Urs Granacher | Thomas Muehlbauer | Markus Gruber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 518045
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness without Exercise in Elderly Men with Chronic Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

Geraldo A. Maranhão Neto | Antonio P. de Leon | ... | Paulo T. V. Farinatti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 679345
  • - Research Article

Gender Differences in Age-Related Changes in Cardiac Autonomic Nervous Function

Shailaja Moodithaya | Sandhya T. Avadhany
Journal of Aging Research
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