Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 October 2001
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2001.1.vp2]

Published E-Letters on:

SAGE Viewpoint:
George M. Martin
SAGE KE: An Intellectual Home for Scientists Who Seek to Understand Why and How Organisms Age
Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2001; 2001: vp2 [Full text]

basic science or clinical science?

3 October 2001

Monroe King,
Allergist immunologist
U of South Florida

Is the focus of the site basic, molecular science or applied clinical science? We are trying to bridge this gap in our division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida. We are particularly intested in the effects of aging on the diseases of asthma and related obstructive pulmonary disease. I welcome input and dialogue on this subject.

Monroe King

Re: basic science or clinical science?

3 October 2001

George M Martin,
University of Washington

It is very nice indeed to hear from a colleague in Allergy and Immunology who has a focus on pulmonary obstructive disease. In answer to his question, the focus of SAGE KE during this early phase of its existence is very much on basic science, but this would include basic science that may inform us as to how underlying processes of the biology of aging that may impact upon clinically significant phenotypes, including pulmonary obstructive disorders. (Are there pulmonologists out there who can weigh in on that subject?)As I indicated in my Viewpoint article, we look forward to a second phase in the development of SAGE KE with a strong focus on the clinical sciences as they relate to problems of aging. Needless to say, all of us want to see translational research that benefits patients.

Plaudits and comments on SAGE KE

4 October 2001

Dave Teplow,
Protein chemist/neurologist/logophile
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

First, let me applaud your efforts and offer my opinion that the SAGE KE site will be of immense value as a central repository and provider of information to those doing research in aging. A similar type of site devoted to Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Forum (, has already demonstrated the utility of this type of information resource.

Second, it's nice to know that as we researchers age, there will be a home for us. As you stated, "Our goal is to serve as an intellectual home base for the aging research community."

Third, as an alumnus of the U Dub, "Go Dogs!"

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