Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 21 May 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 20, p. pe12
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.20.pe12]

PERSPECTIVES

Meeting Report--44th Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Jim Cypser

The author is in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. E-mail: James_Cypser{at}brown.edu

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/20/pe12

Key Words: caloric restriction • Drosophila • insulin signaling • microarray analysis • endocrinology

Abstract: The ability to compare the genetics of aging in multiple model organisms is a powerful tool to dissect the biology of aging. Although the fruit fly has only about half again as many genes as the nematode worm, its tissue organization is much more complex. The emerging importance of tissue specificity and endocrine signaling in aging makes the fly a natural choice for many researchers interested in unraveling the next level of complexity of the aging process. This Perspective provides an overview of research related to aging that was described at the annual Drosophila conference held in Chicago in March 2003.

Citation: J. Cypser, Meeting Report--44th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Sci. SAGE KE 2003, pe12 (21 May 2003)
http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/20/pe12

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