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Special Article
October 1, 2003

Molecular Biology of Aging

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Arch Surg. 2003;138(10):1051-1054. doi:10.1001/archsurg.138.10.1051

Aging seems to reflect a patterned program of decline in functional reserves and a reduced ability to maintain homeostasis. Advances in molecular biology have provided new insights into the process of aging at the cellular level. In this review, a few selected models of aging that illustrate the molecular methods and techniques used in aging research are discussed.