Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 1 May 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 17, p. pe5
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.17.pe5]


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

Huber Warner, Richard A. Miller, and Jill Carrington

H. Warner and J. Carrington are in the Biology of Aging Program at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. R. A. Miller is in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. E-mail:;2002/17/pe5

Key Words: comparative biology • aging rate • life expectancy • zooplots

Abstract: 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.

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