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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2017;34(1):1-10.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2017.34.1.1    Published online June 30, 2017.
Can we rejuvenate? Implications of biological aging research
Youlim Son, Jae Ryong Kim
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Smart-Aging Convergence Research Center, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. kimjr@ynu.ac.kr
Abstract
The life history of man is summarized as a birth-aging-disease-death. Man eventually ages and dies. How long can humans live? What is aging? Why do we age? Is aging inevitable? Can we rejuvenate? Recent researches on biological aging suggest that humans might overcome aging and rejuvenate. In this paper, we review the biologic characteristics of aging and the latest results of biological aging research, implicating that aging can be controlled, further treated, and that humans can ultimately be rejuvenated.
Key Words: Aging, Rejuvenation, Cellular senescence, Calorie restriction, Senolytics
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