Meeting report--National Institute on Aging Workshop on the Comparative Biology of Aging

Sci Aging Knowledge Environ. 2002 May 1;2002(17):pe5. doi: 10.1126/sageke.2002.17.pe5.


This Perspective is a summary of the Comparative Biology of Aging Workshop that was held in February 2002 by the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, MD. Participants discussed ways to exploit similarities and differences in aging among diverse species to learn more about critical factors that affect aging and regulate life expectancy in animals. The aim of the workshop was to stimulate new approaches to understanding the molecular bases for differences in aging rates and life expectancy among species.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Geriatrics / methods
  • Humans
  • Life Expectancy
  • Longevity / physiology*
  • Species Specificity