Keynote

Ageing – Future Directions for Research in the Biology of Ageing

  1. Thomas BL Kirkwood

Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003394

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How to Cite

Kirkwood, T. B. 2003. Ageing – Future Directions for Research in the Biology of Ageing. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

Abstract

An increasing fraction of the world's population is living to an age when intrinsic biological constraints take their toll on health and quality of life through age-related frailty. As the number of older people increases, so does the number suffering from a wide range of age-associated disabilities and diseases.

Keywords:

  • ageing;
  • senescence;
  • longevity;
  • genetics;
  • stress