OBM Geriatrics

(ISSN 2638-1311)

OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 8 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019 2018 2017

Topics Board Editors

Chris H. Bangma, MD, PhD

Professor, Chair urology, Erasmus MC, Department of Urology, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Research Interests: Urology; prostate cancer, prostate diseases; cancer therapy; bladder cancer; urologic oncology; prostate

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Roy G. Beran, MD

1. Conjoint Professor, Department of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia;
2. Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia;
3. Professor, Chair, Medical Law, Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia

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Research Interests: Sleep; health law & ethics; epilepsy; sleep disorders; drug trials; legal medicine; neurological conditions & new therapies; neurological advances

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Virginia Boccardi, MD, PhD

Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

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Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; advanced dementia; aging; telomere and telomerase; oxidative stress; bone disorders; healthy aging; hypertension; nutrition

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Sandeep Bodduluri, PhD

1. Instructor, UAB Lung Imaging Core, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 35294, USA;
2. Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, THT 422, 1720, 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35294, USA
Tel: 205 996 0982

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Research Interests: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; emphysema; medical imaging; computed tomography; medical image analysis; 3D computer vision

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Clara Bonanad, MD, PhD

Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Clínico Universitario, INCLIVA, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

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Research Interests: Myocardial infarction; echocardiography; pacemakers; cardiac imaging; diabetes; cardiovascular; heart failure; cardiology; coronary artery disease; acute heart failure; acute coronary syndrome

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Debora Capelli

Hematology Department, University of Ancona, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Via Conca 71, 60126, Ancona, Italy

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Research Interests: Geriatric assessment; hematology; geriatric oncology; elderly; hematopoietic stem cells transplantation

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José Ma Cancela Carral, PhD

1. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain
2. Member of Rede Galega de Investigación en Demencias (Galician Dementia Research Network), Galicia, Spain

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Research Interests: Dementia; physical activity; physical exercise; cognitive aging; older adults; Parkinson's disease

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Michael B. Chancellor, MD

Professor and Director of Neurourology, Department of Urology, Beaumont Health System, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI 84073, USA

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Research Interests: Incontinence; neurourology; female urology; urology; stem cell and tissue engineering; drug discovery; lower urinary tract dysfunction; adult autologous muscle-derived stem cells; stress urinary incontinence

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Tomohiro Chiba, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan

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Research Interest: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease; ALS; Stat3; oncology; cell signaling

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Alfred Kow Wei Chieh, MD, PhD

1. Associate Professor, Senior Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University of Hospital, Singapore 119074, Singapore;
2. Senior Consultant, Liver Transplantation, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital, Singapore 119074, Singapore;
3. Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore; ​Assistant Dean (Education), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

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Research Interests: Organ transplantation; surgery; hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; liver transplantation; malignancies in liver, pancreas and biliary tree; liver transplantation; minimally invasive hpb surgery; hepatobiliary surgery; surgical oncology; laparoscopic surgery; gastrointestinal surgery; abdominal surgery; surgical gastroenterology; minimally invasive surgery; advance laparoscopic surgery

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Christopher Maylahn, DrPH, MPH

Office of Public Health Practice, New York State Department of Public Health, 932 Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, USA

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Research Interests: chronic diseases; prevention of chronic diseases; public health

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Aikaterini Detoraki, MD, PhD

Department of Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, Infectious Diseases and Dermatology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II, Naples, Italy

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Research Interests: Asthma; chronic spontaneous urticarial; allergy; clinical immunology; respiratory allergies; atopic dermatitis; seborrhoeic dermatitis; allergic diseases

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Michael Falkenstein

Professor Emeritus, Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund D-44139, Germany; Institute for Working, Learning, and Aging (ALA), Bochum D-44805, Germany
Phone: +49 / 231 1084 277

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Research Interests: Neurodegeneration; cognitive neuropsychology; cognitive neuroscience; learning; memory; neuroscience; neuroimaging; brain; brain imaging

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Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

1. President of Telocyte (http://www.telocyte.com), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
2. Retired Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Ada, MI 49301, USA

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Research Interests: human aging; telomeres; telomerase therapy; age-related diseases; Alzheimer's disease

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Walter Gianni, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor, II Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Tel./Fax: +39.06.49975318

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Research interests: Geriatrics; cancers; pain; pain management; cognition; elderly care; chronic pain; Alzheimer's disease

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Lydia Giménez-Llort, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; neuroscience; neurodegenerative diseases; behavioral neuroscience; brain; Alzheimer's disease; cognition disorders

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Ingrid J. Hall, PhD, MPH

Senior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, FS F76, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA

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Research Interests: Cancers; oncology; cancer screening and early detection; minority health

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Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, PhD

Gerontology Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, USA

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Research Interests: Aging workforce and retirement issues; elder care; older learners

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Yu-Chiang Hung, MD, PhD

Professor, Director, Department of Chinese Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Oxidative stress; aging; Chinese medicine; Chinese herbs; acupuncture of complementary and alternative medicine

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Luigi Iuliano, MD

Professor, Department of Medical Sciences and Biotechnology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Research Interests: oxidative stress related disorders, atherosclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases, clinical and epidemiological studies, oxidative stress, oxidative stress biomarkers

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Koh Iwasaki, MD, PhD

Vice President, Natori Kumanodoh Hospital, Natori, Japan

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Research Interests: Traditional Chinese medicine; stroke; healthcare; traditional medicine; clinical trials; geriatric medicine; phytotherapy; herbal medicine

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Ron J. Jankowski, PhD

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Cook MyoSite Inc, 105 Delta Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA

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Research Interests: Utologous muscle derived cells; incontinence; cell therapies; translational medical and biologic product development

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Bodh I. Jugdutt, MD, MSc, DM, FRCPC, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FESC, FIACS

2C2 W.C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, University of Alberta and Hospitals, 8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Research Interests: Heart failure; aging; heart diseases; aging and heart failure

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Michele Lanza, MD

Associate Professor, Multidisciplinary Department of Medical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Napoli, Italy
Tel: 0815666768

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Research Interests: Optometry and vision science; glaucoma; eyes; cataract surgery; clinical ophthalmology; eye diseases; optical coherence tomography; retinal diseases; vision science; OCT

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Harold L. Lazar, MD

Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Tel: 617-833-0452

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Research Interests: Thoracic surgery; adult cardiac surgery; cardiovascular surgery

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Elham Mahmoudi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, NCRC Building 14, Room G234, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734-647-8136

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Research Interests: Health disparities; Care for patients with disabilities; Big data and machine learning in health care predictive modeling; Cost-effectiveness of preventive interventions and chronic disease management

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Ray Marks

Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Program in Health Education, Teachers College and School of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Health, Physical Education & Gerontological Studies and Services, York College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.

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Research Interests: Osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; knee osteoarthritis; falls prevention; depression; aging

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Luis Martinez, MD

President and CEO, Regenera Global, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico

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Research Interests: stem cell; cancer; regenerative medicine and cell therapy; preventive medicine; clinical research

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Javier de Miguel-Diez

Associate Professor, Respiratory Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain

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Research Interests: Pneumonia; geriatric pneumonia; Type 2 diabetes; acute pulmonary embolism; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; lung diseases

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Pedro Morouco

Associate Professor, Department of Human Kinetics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2411 Leiria, Portugal; CIPER, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, 1495 Cruz Quebrada Dafundo, 1649004 Lisbon, Portugal

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Research Interests: Exercise and health; sport sciences; elderly; osteoarthritis; exercise physiology; sports science

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Shin Murakami, PhD, FGSA

Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University California, 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA
Tel: (707) 638-5903
Fax: (707) 638-5255

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Research interests: Aging; stress resistance; cognitive functions; Alzheimer’s disease; genetics; geriatrics; genetics and epigenetics of aging; role of metabolism genes in AMI (age-related memory impairment) and dementia; midlife crisis theory of aging

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Takahiko Nakagawa, MD, PhD

1. Professor, Department of Nephrology, Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, 2 Otowa-Chinji-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto, Japan;
2. Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan

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Research Interests: Hypertension; diabetes; insulin resistance; gout; sugar-induced metabolic dysfunction; hyperuricaemia; endothelial function; endothelial dysfunction; acute kidney injury; uric acid

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Carlo Pedrolli, MD

Dietetic and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Largo Medaglie d’Oro 9, Trento 38122, Italy
Tel: +39.0461.903519
Fax: +39.0461.903112

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Research Interests: Nutrition; geriatric nutrition; internal medicine; cardiology; clinical nutrition; malnutrition; nutrition assessment; human nutrition; nutritional medicine; body composition analysis; dietetics

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Pilar Pérez-Ros, MSc, PhD

Nursing Faculty, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Valencia, Spain

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Research interests: Gerontology; rehabilitation; geriatric assessment; fall prevention; frail elderly; frailty; falls; healthy aging

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Donatella R. Petretto

Professor, Section on Clinical Psychology, Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

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Research Interests: Active ageing; successful ageing; oldest old; cognitive functioning; well-being; partecipation; disability; health and disablement

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Roberto Pili

President, Worldwide Community on Longevity, Assemini, Italy

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Research Interest: Active ageing; genetics; successful ageing; biopsychosocial approach; microbiome

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James S. Powers, MD

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA Clinical Associate Director, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Tennessee Valley Health System

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Research Interests: Accidental Falls; Delirium; Dementia; Geriatric Consultation; Geriatric Syndromes; Hospital Care of Elderly; Interdisciplinary Patient Care Teams; Long Term Care; Patient Centered Medical Home

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P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine, Neuroscience/Pharmacology, Neurology and Public Health Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street / MS / 9424 / 4B 207, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
Tel: 806-743-2393
Cell: 971-279-3626

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Research Interests: Aging; neurodegenerative diseases - Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis; mitochondria; oxidative stress; diabetes/obesity; gene expression analysis and gender-based neuronal changes

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Jacques De Reuck, MD, PhD

Professor, Université Lille 2, INSERM U1171 Degenerative & Vascular Cognitive Disorders, Lille, France;

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Research Interests: Dementia; cognitive impairment; Alzheimer's disease; ischemic stroke; neurodegenerative diseases

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Rossana Scrivo, MD, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00185, Italy
Tel: +39 06 49974699

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Research Interests: Rheumatic diseases; autoimmunity; inflammation; TNF; autoimmune disorders; autoantibodies; immunology of infectious diseases; inflammatory diseases

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Maria Antoinette Fiatarone Singh, MD, PhD

Professor, Exercise Health and Performance Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Research Interests: Exercise; nutrition; aging; geriatric medicine; exercise physiology; geriatric care; mental health; geriatrics

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David G Smithard, BSc MB MD FRCP FRCSLT(Hon)

1. Consultant in Elderly and Stroke Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Woolwich, SE18 4QH, UK;
2. Research Fellow, Department of Sports Science, University of Greenwich, London, SE9 2UG, UK

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Research Interests: Dysphagia; frailty; care homes; stroke; swallowing rehabilitation; healthy aging

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Isaac K. Sundar, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

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Research Interests: Lung Inflammation; oxidative stress; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); mitochondrial dysfunction; lung cellular senescence; circadian rhythms, extracellular vesicle/exosomes

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Catherine Travers, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Carers and Consumers (DCRC: CC), School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

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Research Interests: Aging; dementia; geriatric cares; cognitive impairment; frailty; delirium; nursing; interventions to improve older people’s quality of life

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Panayiotis D. Tsitouras, M.D., FGSA, FAAA

Associate Professor, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, The University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, 1122 NE 13th St., ORB1200, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117, USA

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Research Interests: Testosterone; signaling; coding; reproductive biology; hormonal analysis; neuroendocrinology; reproduction biology; ria; semen analysis; reproductive endocrinology; geriatrics

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Kamen Tsvetanov, PhD

Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EB, UK

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Research Interests: Ageing; fMRI; neuroscience; connectomics; brain dynamics; cognitive neuroscience of ageing; relationship between human brain dynamics and cognition in healthy ageing and age-degenerative diseases

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Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS, FDRT

Distinguished Professor, Recreational Therapy, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM), Clemson University, USA

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Research interests: Disabilities; neurological impairments; complementary and alternative medicine; intervention research; rehabilitation; recreational therapy

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Jacques Vanobbergen, MDS PhD

Emeritus Professor, Community Dentistry and Oral Public Health, Dental School, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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Research Interests: Oral health; older adults; oral; dental public health

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Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD

Courtesy Full Professor, School of Aging Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 33620, USA;
External Professor, 3rd Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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Research Interests: Dementia; Alzheimer's disease; palliative care; medical ethics; behavioral symptoms of dementia

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Douglas G. Walker, PhD

Special Contract Professor, Molecular Neuroscience Research Center, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu 520-2192, Japan;

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Research Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; neurodegenerative diseases

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Annamaria Zaia, PhD

Gerontologic and Geriatric Research Department, Center of Innovative Models and Technology for Ageing Care, Scientific Direction, IRCCS INRCA, 60121 Ancona, Italy
Tel: +39-071-8004204
Fax: +39-071-206791

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Research Interests: Biomarkers of aging; Parkinson’s disease; Alzheimer's disease; aging; aging care; osteoporosis; image processing; models; biomedical imaging; medical and biomedical image processing; biomedical signal processing

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