Radical medicine: Treating ageing to cure disease

Toren Finkel

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The incidence of many diseases rises sharply with age. Although clearly separable, ageing and certain age-related diseases might share common mechanisms. Cellular metabolism and subsequent generation of reactive oxygen species might contribute both to the rate at which we age and to our susceptibility to numerous chronic diseases, therefore therapies that directly target the ageing process might provide new ways to treat human diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)971-976
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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