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 contribution||Translational research in geriatrics?: A plea based on current biomedical key publications|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2013|
- Alzheimer disease
- Parkinson disease
- Translational research