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Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram [Internet].

Rau R, Bohk-Ewald C, Muszyńska MM, Vaupel JW.

Cham (CH): Springer; 2018.


Data gaps and opportunities for comparative and conservation biology.

Conde DA, Staerk J, Colchero F, da Silva R, Schöley J, Baden HM, Jouvet L, Fa JE, Syed H, Jongejans E, Meiri S, Gaillard JM, Chamberlain S, Wilcken J, Jones OR, Dahlgren JP, Steiner UK, Bland LM, Gomez-Mestre I, Lebreton JD, González Vargas J, Flesness N, Canudas-Romo V, Salguero-Gómez R, Byers O, Berg TB, Scheuerlein A, Devillard S, Schigel DS, Ryder OA, Possingham HP, Baudisch A, Vaupel JW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 May 7;116(19):9658-9664. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1816367116. Epub 2019 Apr 19.


Human lifespan records are not remarkable but their durations are.

Medford A, Vaupel JW.

PLoS One. 2019 Mar 14;14(3):e0212345. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212345. eCollection 2019.


Two stochastic processes shape diverse senescence patterns in a single-cell organism.

Steiner UK, Lenart A, Ni M, Chen P, Song X, Taddei F, Vaupel JW, Lindner AB.

Evolution. 2019 Apr;73(4):847-857. doi: 10.1111/evo.13708. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


A Cohort Comparison of Lifespan After Age 100 in Denmark and Sweden: Are Only the Oldest Getting Older?

Medford A, Christensen K, Skytthe A, Vaupel JW.

Demography. 2019 Apr;56(2):665-677. doi: 10.1007/s13524-018-0755-7.


Response to Comment on "The plateau of human mortality: Demography of longevity pioneers".

Barbi E, Lagona F, Marsili M, Vaupel JW, Wachter KW.

Science. 2018 Oct 19;362(6412). pii: eaav3229. doi: 10.1126/science.aav3229.


The plateau of human mortality: Demography of longevity pioneers.

Barbi E, Lagona F, Marsili M, Vaupel JW, Wachter KW.

Science. 2018 Jun 29;360(6396):1459-1461. doi: 10.1126/science.aat3119.


Comparison of cognitive and physical functioning of Europeans in 2004-05 and 2013.

Ahrenfeldt LJ, Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Rizzi S, Thinggaard M, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 1;47(5):1518-1528. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy094.


Reply to Delanghe et al.: Iron status is not likely to play a key role in the gender survival gap under extreme conditions.

Zarulli V, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 May 1;115(18):E4150. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1801481115. Epub 2018 Apr 17. No abstract available.


Women live longer than men even during severe famines and epidemics.

Zarulli V, Barthold Jones JA, Oksuzyan A, Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jan 23;115(4):E832-E840. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701535115. Epub 2018 Jan 8.


Handgrip strength and its prognostic value for mortality in Moscow, Denmark, and England.

Oksuzyan A, Demakakos P, Shkolnikova M, Thinggaard M, Vaupel JW, Christensen K, Shkolnikov VM.

PLoS One. 2017 Sep 1;12(9):e0182684. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182684. eCollection 2017.


The oldest-old in China - Authors' reply.

Zeng Y, Feng Q, Hesketh T, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Lancet. 2017 Aug 26;390(10097):847. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31829-9. No abstract available.


Senescence is not inevitable.

Jones OR, Vaupel JW.

Biogerontology. 2017 Dec;18(6):965-971. doi: 10.1007/s10522-017-9727-3. Epub 2017 Aug 28.


Questionable evidence for a limit to human lifespan.

Lenart A, Vaupel JW.

Nature. 2017 Jun 28;546(7660):E13-E14. doi: 10.1038/nature22790. No abstract available.


Cohort Profile: The 1895, 1905, 1910 and 1915 Danish Birth Cohort Studies - secular trends in the health and functioning of the very old.

Rasmussen SH, Andersen-Ranberg K, Thinggaard M, Jeune B, Skytthe A, Christiansen L, Vaupel JW, McGue M, Christensen K.

Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Dec 1;46(6):1746-1746j. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx053. No abstract available.


Survival, disabilities in activities of daily living, and physical and cognitive functioning among the oldest-old in China: a cohort study.

Zeng Y, Feng Q, Hesketh T, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Lancet. 2017 Apr 22;389(10079):1619-1629. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30548-2. Epub 2017 Mar 10.


Demographics, phenotypic health characteristics and genetic analysis of centenarians in China.

Zeng Y, Feng Q, Gu D, Vaupel JW.

Mech Ageing Dev. 2017 Jul;165(Pt B):86-97. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2016.12.010. Epub 2016 Dec 28. Review.


Stem Cell Divisions Per Se Do Not Cause Cancer.

Wensink MJ, Vaupel JW, Christensen K.

Epidemiology. 2017 Jul;28(4):e35-e37. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000612. No abstract available.


The emergence of longevous populations.

Colchero F, Rau R, Jones OR, Barthold JA, Conde DA, Lenart A, Nemeth L, Scheuerlein A, Schoeley J, Torres C, Zarulli V, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Bronikowski AM, Fedigan LM, Pusey AE, Stoinski TS, Strier KB, Baudisch A, Alberts SC, Vaupel JW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 29;113(48):E7681-E7690. Epub 2016 Nov 21.


Why did Danish women's life expectancy stagnate? The influence of interwar generations' smoking behaviour.

Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Oeppen J, Rizzi S, Möller S, Zarulli V, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Eur J Epidemiol. 2016 Dec;31(12):1207-1211. doi: 10.1007/s10654-016-0198-7. Epub 2016 Sep 16.


Diet Shapes Mortality Response to Trauma in Old Tephritid Fruit Flies.

Carey JR, Liedo P, Xu C, Wang JL, Müller HG, Su YR, Vaupel JW.

PLoS One. 2016 Jul 6;11(7):e0158468. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158468. eCollection 2016.


Comparison of non-parametric methods for ungrouping coarsely aggregated data.

Rizzi S, Thinggaard M, Engholm G, Christensen N, Johannesen TB, Vaupel JW, Lindahl-Jacobsen R.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016 May 23;16:59. doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0157-8.


Rise, stagnation, and rise of Danish women's life expectancy.

Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Rau R, Jeune B, Canudas-Romo V, Lenart A, Christensen K, Vaupel JW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 12;113(15):4015-20. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602783113. Epub 2016 Mar 28.


Novel loci and pathways significantly associated with longevity.

Zeng Y, Nie C, Min J, Liu X, Li M, Chen H, Xu H, Wang M, Ni T, Li Y, Yan H, Zhang JP, Song C, Chi LQ, Wang HM, Dong J, Zheng GY, Lin L, Qian F, Qi Y, Liu X, Cao H, Wang Y, Zhang L, Li Z, Zhou Y, Wang Y, Lu J, Li J, Qi M, Bolund L, Yashin A, Land KC, Gregory S, Yang Z, Gottschalk W, Tao W, Wang J, Wang J, Xu X, Bae H, Nygaard M, Christiansen L, Christensen K, Franceschi C, Lutz MW, Gu J, Tan Q, Perls T, Sebastiani P, Deelen J, Slagboom E, Hauser E, Xu H, Tian XL, Yang H, Vaupel JW.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 25;6:21243. doi: 10.1038/srep21243.


COMADRE: a global data base of animal demography.

Salguero-Gómez R, Jones OR, Archer CR, Bein C, de Buhr H, Farack C, Gottschalk F, Hartmann A, Henning A, Hoppe G, Römer G, Ruoff T, Sommer V, Wille J, Voigt J, Zeh S, Vieregg D, Buckley YM, Che-Castaldo J, Hodgson D, Scheuerlein A, Caswell H, Vaupel JW.

J Anim Ecol. 2016 Mar;85(2):371-84. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12482. Epub 2016 Jan 27. Review.


Survival Prognosis in Very Old Adults.

Thinggaard M, McGue M, Jeune B, Osler M, Vaupel JW, Christensen K.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan;64(1):81-8. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13838.


Older Parents Benefit More in Health Outcome From Daughters' Than Sons' Emotional Care in China.

Zeng Y, Brasher MS, Gu D, Vaupel JW.

J Aging Health. 2016 Dec;28(8):1426-1447. doi: 10.1177/0898264315620591. Epub 2016 Jul 9.


Older parents enjoy better filial piety and care from daughters than sons in China.

Yi Z, George L, Sereny M, Gu D, Vaupel JW.

Am J Med Res (N Y). 2016;3(1):244-272. doi: 10.22381/AJMR3120169. Epub 2016 Apr 20.


Constant mortality and fertility over age in Hydra.

Schaible R, Scheuerlein A, Dańko MJ, Gampe J, Martínez DE, Vaupel JW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 22;112(51):15701-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1521002112. Epub 2015 Dec 7.


DNA methylation age is associated with mortality in a longitudinal Danish twin study.

Christiansen L, Lenart A, Tan Q, Vaupel JW, Aviv A, McGue M, Christensen K.

Aging Cell. 2016 Feb;15(1):149-54. doi: 10.1111/acel.12421. Epub 2015 Nov 17.


The importance of regional availability of health care for old age survival - Findings from German reunification.

Vogt TC, Vaupel JW.

Popul Health Metr. 2015 Sep 29;13:26. doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0060-2. eCollection 2015.


Interaction Between the FOXO1A-209 Genotype and Tea Drinking Is Significantly Associated with Reduced Mortality at Advanced Ages.

Zeng Y, Chen H, Ni T, Ruan R, Nie C, Liu X, Feng L, Zhang F, Lu J, Li J, Li Y, Tao W, Gregory SG, Gottschalk W, Lutz MW, Land KC, Yashin A, Tan Q, Yang Z, Bolund L, Ming Q, Yang H, Min J, Willcox DC, Willcox BJ, Gu J, Hauser E, Tian XL, Vaupel JW.

Rejuvenation Res. 2016 Jun;19(3):195-203. doi: 10.1089/rej.2015.1737. Epub 2016 Feb 10.


Sex Differences in Biological Markers of Health in the Study of Stress, Aging and Health in Russia.

Oksuzyan A, Shkolnikova M, Vaupel JW, Christensen K, Shkolnikov VM.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 29;10(6):e0131691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131691. eCollection 2015.


Low tobacco-related cancer incidence in offspring of long-lived siblings: a comparison with Danish national cancer registry data.

Pedersen JK, Skytthe A, McGue M, Honig LS, Franceschi C, Kirkwood TB, Passarino G, Slagboom PE, Vaupel JW, Christensen K.

Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Aug;25(8):569-574.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Mar 18.


Physical and mental decline and yet rather happy? A study of Danes aged 45 and older.

Vestergaard S, Thinggaard M, Jeune B, Vaupel JW, McGue M, Christensen K.

Aging Ment Health. 2015;19(5):400-8. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.944089. Epub 2014 Aug 13.


GxE interactions between FOXO genotypes and drinking tea are significantly associated with prevention of cognitive decline in advanced age in China.

Zeng Y, Chen H, Ni T, Ruan R, Feng L, Nie C, Cheng L, Li Y, Tao W, Gu J, Land KC, Yashin A, Tan Q, Yang Z, Bolund L, Yang H, Hauser E, Willcox DC, Willcox BJ, Tian XL, Vaupel JW.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Apr;70(4):426-33. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu060. Epub 2014 Jun 3.


Birth cohort differences in the prevalence of longevity-associated variants in APOE and FOXO3A in Danish long-lived individuals.

Nygaard M, Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Soerensen M, Mengel-From J, Andersen-Ranberg K, Jeune B, Vaupel JW, Tan Q, Christiansen L, Christensen K.

Exp Gerontol. 2014 Sep;57:41-6. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.04.018. Epub 2014 May 5.


[More people live to be very old and with a better functioning].

Christensen K, Jeune B, Andersen-Ranberg K, Vaupel JW.

Ugeskr Laeger. 2013 Oct 7;175(41):2395-8. Review. Danish.


The co-occurrence of mtDNA mutations on different oxidative phosphorylation subunits, not detected by haplogroup analysis, affects human longevity and is population specific.

Raule N, Sevini F, Li S, Barbieri A, Tallaro F, Lomartire L, Vianello D, Montesanto A, Moilanen JS, Bezrukov V, Blanché H, Hervonen A, Christensen K, Deiana L, Gonos ES, Kirkwood TB, Kristensen P, Leon A, Pelicci PG, Poulain M, Rea IM, Remacle J, Robine JM, Schreiber S, Sikora E, Eline Slagboom P, Spazzafumo L, Antonietta Stazi M, Toussaint O, Vaupel JW, Rose G, Majamaa K, Perola M, Johnson TE, Bolund L, Yang H, Passarino G, Franceschi C.

Aging Cell. 2014 Jun;13(3):401-7. doi: 10.1111/acel.12186. Epub 2013 Dec 17. Erratum in: Aging Cell. 2015 Oct;14(5):919.


Health status and 6 years survival of 552 90+ Italian sib-ships recruited within the EU Project GEHA (GEnetics of Healthy Ageing).

Cevenini E, Cotichini R, Stazi MA, Toccaceli V, Palmas MG, Capri M, De Rango F, Dato S, Passarino G, Jeune B, Franceschi C; GEHA Project Consortium.

Age (Dordr). 2014 Apr;36(2):949-66. doi: 10.1007/s11357-013-9604-1. Epub 2013 Dec 10.


Diversity of ageing across the tree of life.

Jones OR, Scheuerlein A, Salguero-Gómez R, Camarda CG, Schaible R, Casper BB, Dahlgren JP, Ehrlén J, García MB, Menges ES, Quintana-Ascencio PF, Caswell H, Baudisch A, Vaupel JW.

Nature. 2014 Jan 9;505(7482):169-73. doi: 10.1038/nature12789. Epub 2013 Dec 8.


How to classify the oldest old according to their health status: a study on 1160 subjects belonging to 552 90+ Italian sib-ships characterized by familial longevity recruited within the GEHA EU Project.

Cevenini E, Cotichini R, Stazi MA, Toccaceli V, Scurti M, Mari V, Berardelli M, Passarino G, Jeune B, Franceschi C; GEHA Project Consortium.

Mech Ageing Dev. 2013 Nov-Dec;134(11-12):560-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2013.11.001. Epub 2013 Nov 20.


Optimism and survival: does an optimistic outlook predict better survival at advanced ages? A twelve-year follow-up of Danish nonagenarians.

Engberg H, Jeune B, Andersen-Ranberg K, Martinussen T, Vaupel JW, Christensen K.

Aging Clin Exp Res. 2013 Oct;25(5):517-25. doi: 10.1007/s40520-013-0122-x. Epub 2013 Sep 7.


Physical and cognitive functioning of people older than 90 years: a comparison of two Danish cohorts born 10 years apart.

Christensen K, Thinggaard M, Oksuzyan A, Steenstrup T, Andersen-Ranberg K, Jeune B, McGue M, Vaupel JW.

Lancet. 2013 Nov 2;382(9903):1507-13. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60777-1. Epub 2013 Jul 11.


Perceived stress and biological risk: is the link stronger in Russians than in Taiwanese and Americans?

Glei DA, Goldman N, Shkolnikov VM, Jdanov D, Shkolnikova M, Vaupel JW, Weinstein M.

Stress. 2013 Jul;16(4):411-20. doi: 10.3109/10253890.2013.789015. Epub 2013 May 3.


Changes in hospitalisation and surgical procedures among the oldest-old: a follow-up study of the entire Danish 1895 and 1905 cohorts from ages 85 to 99 years.

Oksuzyan A, Jeune B, Juel K, Vaupel JW, Christensen K.

Age Ageing. 2013 Jul;42(4):476-81. doi: 10.1093/ageing/aft031. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


Optimal semelparity.

Vaupel JW, Missov TI, Metcalf CJ.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57133. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057133. Epub 2013 Feb 19.


Genome-wide linkage analysis for human longevity: Genetics of Healthy Aging Study.

Beekman M, Blanché H, Perola M, Hervonen A, Bezrukov V, Sikora E, Flachsbart F, Christiansen L, De Craen AJ, Kirkwood TB, Rea IM, Poulain M, Robine JM, Valensin S, Stazi MA, Passarino G, Deiana L, Gonos ES, Paternoster L, Sørensen TI, Tan Q, Helmer Q, van den Akker EB, Deelen J, Martella F, Cordell HJ, Ayers KL, Vaupel JW, Törnwall O, Johnson TE, Schreiber S, Lathrop M, Skytthe A, Westendorp RG, Christensen K, Gampe J, Nebel A, Houwing-Duistermaat JJ, Slagboom PE, Franceschi C; GEHA consortium.

Aging Cell. 2013 Apr;12(2):184-93. doi: 10.1111/acel.12039. Epub 2013 Feb 6.


Evolution. Getting to the root of aging.

Baudisch A, Vaupel JW.

Science. 2012 Nov 2;338(6107):618-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1226467. No abstract available.


The Danish Twin Registry: linking surveys, national registers, and biological information.

Skytthe A, Christiansen L, Kyvik KO, Bødker FL, Hvidberg L, Petersen I, Nielsen MM, Bingley P, Hjelmborg J, Tan Q, Holm NV, Vaupel JW, McGue M, Christensen K.

Twin Res Hum Genet. 2013 Feb;16(1):104-11. doi: 10.1017/thg.2012.77. Epub 2012 Oct 19.

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