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Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Aug;46(6):569-75. doi: 10.1007/s00391-012-0414-3.

[Translational research in geriatrics? A plea based on current biomedical key publications].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Institut für Biomedizin des Alterns, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Heimerichstr. 58, 90419, Nürnberg, Deutschland.


Contemporary geriatric research focuses mainly on observational clinical studies and epidemiological surveys and the translation of basic scientific results from biogerontology into a clinical context is often neglected. Following a definition of translational research the article gives an overview of recent key publications in experimental biogerontology with a special emphasis on their relevance for clinical geriatrics. The topics dealt with include age-induced loss of skeletal muscle (sarcopenia), the aging immune system (immunosenescence) and neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease).

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