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Biology and technology

Section edited by John Tower

This section considers all manuscripts on biomarkers, biological mechanisms, diagnostic instruments, use of technology in geriatric settings, biology of ageing, genetics.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Promyelocytic leukemia nuclear bodies (PML-NBs) have been depicted as structures which are involved in processing cell damages and DNA double-strand break repairs. The study was designed to evaluate difference...

    Authors: Barbara Wenger, Manuela Schwegler, Maria Brunner, Christoph Daniel, Manfred Schmidt, Rainer Fietkau and Luitpold V Distel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2014 14:42

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Body composition changes with ageing can influence the adiponectin concentration. However, the component of body composition that is associated with adiponectin concentrations in older adults remains unclear.

    Authors: Hong Ji Song, Sohee Oh, Shanai Quan, Ohk-Hyun Ryu, Jin-Young Jeong, Kyung-Soon Hong and Dong-Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2014 14:8

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Recently, a direct correlation with telomere length, proliferative potential and telomerase activity has been found in the process of aging in peripheral blood cells. The objective of the study was to evaluate...

    Authors: Blanca Murillo-Ortiz, Froylán Albarrán-Tamayo, Sergio López-Briones, Sandra Martínez-Garza, Luis Benítez-Bribiesca and Diego Arenas-Aranda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:99

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Our previously proposed morphological classification of orthostatic hypotension (MOH) is an approach to the definition of three typical orthostatic hemodynamic patterns using non-invasive beat-to-beat monitoring....

    Authors: Roman Romero-Ortuno, Matthew DL O’Connell, Ciaran Finucane, Christopher Soraghan, Chie Wei Fan and Rose Anne Kenny

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:73

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