Protein Misfolding Theory of Aging

Protein misfolding is strongly associated with age-related degenerative diseases Aging and stress, stress and aging—these two human conditions, when paired, can profoundly affect the quality of life. When events go awry, molecular processes take place that, over time, can lead … Continue reading

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Biological theories of aging – an overview

Telomere Theory Telomeres (structures at the ends of chromosomes) have experimentally been shown to shorten with each successive cell division. Shortened telomeres activate a mechanism that prevents further cell multiplication. This may be an important mechanism of aging in tissues … Continue reading

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The Effect of Aging On Susceptibility To Infectious Diseases

Mankind’s longevity How old is old? For most of human history – from the Stone Age to modern times – the average life expectancy remained fairly constant: 20 to 35 years, just enough time to allow production of a few … Continue reading

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