Review of ageing
Dr Jim Cummins
cummins at POSSUM.MURDOCH.EDU.AU
Wed Jan 11 00:00:24 EST 1995
The Economist (January 7 1995: pp 68-70) has a nice review of current
ageing research. It covers the evolutionary arguments for ageing and a
"disposable soma"; artificial alterations of lifespan in Drosophila and C.
elegans; free radicals and mitochondrial energetics; the Hayflick limit and
telomerase; progeria and Werner's syndrome, and genetic markers of
Appparently there's a company called Geron based in Menlo Park that is
concentrating on life extending strategies by switching on telomerase in
somatic cells. Anybody have any further information?
Jim "Spermatology rules o~ o~ o~ o~" Cummins
Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy
Murdoch Western Australia 6150
Tel +61-9-360 2668
Fax +61-9-310 4144
E mail cummins at possum.murdoch.edu.au
"Ignorance is a renewable resource" PJ O'Rourke.
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