Translationale Forschung in der Geriatrie? Ein Plädoyer anhand aktueller biomedizinischer Schlüsselpublikationen

Translated title of the contribution: Translational research in geriatrics?: A plea based on current biomedical key publications

L. C. Bollheimer, D. Volkert, T. Bertsch, J. Bauer, J. Klucken, C. C. Sieber, R. Büttner

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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).

Translated title of the contributionTranslational research in geriatrics?: A plea based on current biomedical key publications
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)569-576
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Alzheimer disease
  • Immunosenescence
  • Parkinson disease
  • Sarcopenia
  • Translational research


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